5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

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

Best Small-Group Walking Tour of New York City Architecture

Interior Architecure

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

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

an excellent tour...informative, insightful and highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Hansell was a great guide ! We enjoyed our visit tremendously, all because of him !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Matico was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable, and the tour was informative and thoroughly enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Informative and passionate guide. Would recommend and will do others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was perfect for finding out in depth information about NYC Architecture. The guide took the job very seriously. You enter the interiors too

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. we went to great sites and learned a lot!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great tour, fun and informative! The time went by so fast.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our walk on April 24 and our guide Hanzel sp?. He was amazing - very knowledgeable, personable, and great interaction with us all. We recommend this tour with Hanzel. You will love it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great trip! We had a terrific guide that was informative and fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fascinating and informative tour. Great tour guide. Highly recommend. Learned a lot of NYC history and a lot about architecture.

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