Join Classic Harbor Line & AIANY for a Boat Tour with rare views of the city’s waterfront mega-projects. Learn how active infrastructure and perimeter highways are capped and built over to create ambitious mixed-use developments. Members of AIANY’s guide team, including practicing architects, offer insights on architecture, urban planning, and the city’s history throughout the full circumnavigation of Manhattan.
Mega-projects and other active waterfront construction sites, best seen from the water, include:
The West Side’s Hudson Yards, currently under construction atop an immense platform over active rail yards, is the region’s largest private development. Office and residential spires, public space, and plenty of retail will coexist with some of the city’s newest cultural destinations.
Brooklyn’s 1884 Domino sugar plant site is undergoing transformation into the centerpiece of a work-live neighborhood on a scale unknown to “brownstone Brooklyn”. SHoP Architects recently topped out 325 Kent, a “rectangular donut” shaped building, best-appreciated from the unique vantage point of the East River!
Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island is becoming a model for sustainable campus design. Buildings by Morphosis, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, and Handel Architects incorporate LEED, net-zero, and passive house principles to create and limit energy use on site.
Rockefeller University’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation–David Rockefeller River Campus is nearing completion along Manhattan’s East River. See up close how innovative design and engineering work by Rafael Vinoly Architects and Thornton Tomasetti extended this campus over FDR Drive.
Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus has begun to rise above Riverside Drive. The Jerome L. Greene Science Center, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, is the first completed structure among others by internationally acclaimed, award-winning architects that will lead this renowned NYC institution into its fourth century.
A growing menu of architecture and infrastructure tours and private charters are scheduled seven days a week to offer visitors, locals, architecture tourists, design professionals, and students detailed and up-to-date narration.
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