Going around Manhattan on a boat is always fun, but going with an AIA (American Institute of Architects) architect really enriches the experience.
Leaving from Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers, the boats are docked next to another of New York’s little surprises, Hudson River Park
and very comfy inside,
The world’s great architects are all represented in this city although, as is typical of New York, we don’t make much of it. We saw buildings by Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Richard Meier and many, many others. In fact, 154 buildings are listed on the brochure, but don’t worry, the speaker pointed out only a selection.
Startling in its beauty seen from every direction, was David Childs’ 1 World Trade Center surrounded by
The breezy trip took us by Ellis Island, where my father and possibly yours entered New York,
You can take the AIA Lower Manhattan Tour we took, one going all around Manhattan, or the Bridge and Infrastructure Tour. The prices run from $46 to $76, but it is a private yacht (our group was 11 people) and it feels very luxurious. Go to www.sail-nyc.com/content/new-york-city-architecture-cruise for more information. If you pay attention, you might snag a 1/2 price tour on Goldstar for certain tours and certain days.