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AIA New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in collaboration with Classic Harbor Line, is pleased to announce the 2021 AIANY Around Manhattan Boat Tour’s twelfth Season.

To accommodate demand, the Yacht Manhattan II has joined the Classic Harbor Line’s fleet to serve an expanded menu for architecture and infrastructure tours. Five distinct tours are offered: Around Manhattan Architecture, Lower Manhattan Architecture, Bridge & Infrastructure  Tour, the Historic Architecture Tour and Industrial Waterfront Tour to Freshkills Park.

Meticulously designed 1920’s-style yachts offer comfortable, teak detailed, climate controlled cabins with excellent sight lines. Guests are free to wander the decks for even greater views!

What do the tours cover:

Tours, provided by AIANY guides, are scheduled seven days a week and offer visitors, locals, architecture tourists and students insightful narration covering New York’s iconic landmarks, modern architecture and engineering masterpieces including Art Deco spires, harbor monuments and infrastructure like the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, plus recent buildings by Frank Gehry, FAIA, Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, among other world-renowned architects are just a few of the tour highlights seen from New York City’s historic waterways.

Tour features are thematically linked to illustrate the transformation of NYC’s waterfront from industry to booming residential development, ecologically driven park design and resilient urban planning to accommodate storm surge and rising sea levels.

AIA CES 1.5 to 2.5 LU HSW Continuing Education Credits offered.

Read more Praise for the AIANY Architecture Tours. Meet the guides

**Each AIANY cruise occurring during the month of October, are presented in association with Archtober – an annual conglomeration of New York City wide events dedicated to Architecture and Design. 


World One and the Yacht Manhattan II | Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour

Explore NYC’s new and enduring architecture, engineering marvels and the revitalized waterfront from the teak decks of Classic Harbor Line’s elegant motor yachts. The “Around Manhattan’s” insightful tour narration is eloquently shared by AIANY (American Institute of Architects) members. The story of NYC’s development is described as a broad overview for visitors yet includes deeper insights to satisfy demanding locals. Catch new and alluring sites including Little Island at Pier 55, the Hudson Yards “mega-project”, the continuing ascent of “supertall” luxury residential towers and join a discussion of how cities might adapt in the post-Covid era. Continuing education credits available »

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  Duration: 2.75 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Starting at Adult $86 - $106 | Student $68

AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resiliency, Sustainable Architecture and the Future of NYC

The best way to understand the many facets of climate change in New York City is by traveling along its waterways….Step aboard Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II for the *AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resiliency, Sustainable Architecture and the Future of NYC * and learn about how climate change is affecting our city and people, and the actions NYC is taking to mitigate pending threats and reduce its carbon footprint. This tour will address the pressing need for sustainable design and greater resiliency, delving into how New York City is reducing fossil fuel consumption, strengthening its natural habitats, and reimagining its transportation infrastructure. The tour will also explore the importance of the environmental justice movement in New York City. (Offered on Fridays!)

  Duration: 2.75 hrs (offered on Most Fridays)   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Starting at Adult $86 - $106 | Student $68

AIANY Industrial Waterways Tour to Freshkills Park

AIANY Industrial Waterfront Tour into Freshkills Park

Cruise the active, vibrant waterway of the Kill Van Kull and into the heart of Freshkills Park of Staten Island on one of our luxury yachts. The AIANY & planners of the Freshkills Park host this special Classic Harbor Line tour. This is the only water tour available to the public into the Freshkills waterway. Officially closed in 2001, Freshkills has embarked on a 30-year project to be transformed into the largest city park in NYC! Continuing education credits available »

 

  Duration: 3.25 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $86 - $106 | Student $68

NYC Sightseeing Boat Ride | Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Bridge & Infrastructure Tour

Discover and explore the bridges and infrastructure that allowed a 17th Century Dutch trading post to evolve into today’s global city. John Kriskiewicz, professor of Architecture and City Planning,is your host for a full circumnavigation tour that puts into context all of New York City’s fantastic, historic, and varied road, rail, water, waste, park and power infrastructure that can only be comprehended from the water. Historical anecdotes and tales of heroic engineering feats are illustrated as we sail under the iconic bridges and close, along side the often hidden infrastructure that make life in our city possible. Continuing education credits available »

  Duration: 2.75 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $86 - $106 | Student $68

AIANY Alrededor de Manhattan Tour Arquitectura (en español)

Únase a nosotros a bordo de las cubiertas de teca de nuestros elegantes yates estilo años 20, el Manhattan y el Manhattan II, y disfrute de los sitios arquitectónicos de la ciudad de Nueva York, como se ven mejor desde el agua. El recorrido “Alrededor de Manhattan” está narrado por miembros del capítulo de Nueva York del Instituto Americano de Arquitectos (AIANY). Es lo suficientemente general para los visitantes pero rico en detalles para los locales. A bordo de los yates, experimente un recorrido cómodo y único a lo largo de los ríos Hudson, East y Harlem desde el observatorio cerrado y climatizado en la cubierta trasera, o pasee por las cubiertas exteriores para tomar aire fresco y la luz del sol con una bebida de cortesía en la mano. En este crucero de 2,75 horas, circunnavegará la isla de Manhattan (pasando por debajo de los 18 puentes) mientras contempla monumentos, arquitectura, parques e infraestructura. (Ofrecido los Viernes)

  Duration: 2.75 hrs (Ofrecido los Jueves)   Boat: Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: $86 - $106