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AIANY Architecture and the Lights of Gotham.

NYC Architecture at Night

AIANY Architecture and the Lights of Gotham

Building on the successful ten-year collaboration between AIANY and Classic Harbor Line, this new architecture boat tour capitalizes on the remarkable skyline of Manhattan after sunset. From the time the Brooklyn Bridge was inaugurated with dazzling lights and fireworks in 1883, architects and lighting designers have understood the importance of presenting their structures in the night sky. “The city that never sleeps” is stunningly illuminated more than ever. Today’s designers have a sophisticated array of sources, colors and programs to operate their lighting systems. Take to the waters with an expert AIANY guide to see the latest in how architects and lighting designers are creating a new, more dynamic nighttime experience. View the famously mesmerizing lights of Manhattan and explore the latest trends and innovations in architectural lighting. There really is no better way to capture this view as the iconic NYC skyline reflects off the surrounding waters. This two hour-and fifteen-minute narrated cruise will depart at sunset from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and will include the Lower Hudson River, the Upper Bay and the East River. Prominent examples include the Statue of Liberty from 1886, the Woolworth Tower in 1913, the 1931 Empire State Building, and New York City’s latest supertall building, One World Trade Center.. Duration: 2.25 hrs  Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II  Cost: Adult $86 | Student $68

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Check out our other Architecture Tours by clicking here.

  • AIANY Around Manhattan: NYC Architecture (AIA CES 2.5 LU/HSW)
  • AIANY Around Manhattan: Bridges & Infrastructure (AIACES 2.5 LU/HSW)
  • AIANY Lower Manhattan Architecture (AIA CES 1.5 LU/HSW)
  • AIANY Architecture and the lights of Gotham (AIA CES 2 LU/HSW)