Discover the significance behind some of New York City’s most famous and impressive buildings on this semi-private three-hour walking tour of New York City's most celebrated architecture. Walk along NYC’s 42nd Street with your guide, an expert in architecture, and marvel the interior and exterior construction of the Ford Foundation Building, the many faces of Times Square, the levels of the New York Public Library and more. Explore NYC’s most unique structures and gain a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the city’s celebrated architecture.
- 3-hour architecture tour of New York City's 42nd street
- Admire the impressive architectural styles, from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco
- Learn the buildings' history and significance from your tour guide, an expert in architecture
- Visit Times Square, the Chrysler Building, the Ford Foundation Building and more
What You Can Expect
New York City is home to some of the most beautiful and impressive structures in the world. Admire the prime examples of NYC’s architecture as you walk along 42nd Street with your guide, who will be either a practicing architect or a scholar in architectural history.
Since the early 1900s, New York City has been at the forefront of architectural innovation; lack of space combined with a doubling and tripling population has made for some of the most unique and beautiful structures in the world. Start your tour at the United Nations building, built on the site of demolished slaughterhouses. Make your way east to the iconic Art Deco Chrysler Building and then head to Grand Central Station, all while getting an in-depth understanding of the city’s rich architectural history from your guide.
Some of the sights seen include:
- Chrysler Building
- Grand Central Station
- Times Square
- New York Public Library
- Ford Foundation Building
- Daily News Building
- New York’s Theater District
- Raymond Hood's McGraw-Hill Building
- The Chanin Building
- United Nations Building
- Tudor City
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was terrific. We have both been to NYC many, many times. This tour provided insight into buildings that we have seen over and over again. The small size of the group (only four of us) made for plenty of time for questions. A very plesant experience. Would highly recommend to someone new to the city and also for frequent visitiors. Wonderful overview of the architecture of NYC.
This tour was excellent, and I highly recommend it. Our tour guide, Lauren, was very knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to be the only two on the tour, meaning we received personal attention. This tour is an excellent way of exploring New York city history through its architecture. The buildings we visited were beautiful and the walk was thoroughly enjoyable. A must do!!