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Expert Led Private Tour of New York City's Architecture

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    What to Expect
    The skyscrapers and other structures of Midtown Manhattan are hailed as among the most famous buildings in America. Learn about their architectural design and history on this private walking tour. Meet your guide, a long-time New Yorker and local architect, urban planner or historian, and kick off the tour.

    Set off on a leisurely stroll along 42nd Street toward Times Square, passing iconic structures like the Chrysler Building, the Ford Foundation, Grand Central Terminal, the Daily News Building, and the New York Public Library. Learn about the interior and exterior design of these landmarks and become familiar with the terminology of architectural movements from the late 19th century to today, including Beaux-Arts, Art Deco, and the International Style.

    Listen as your shares the history of the famous corridor, from its origins as a commuter hub and gated community through its time as a red light and theater district to the diverse business and entertainment sector of today. This is a private tour, so feel free to stop wherever you like to take photos and ask plenty of questions along the way.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    304 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Privately Guided Tour
    • Expert Guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Private Tour
    • Tour operates rain or shine
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Outstanding tour on the architecture of New York's most important buildings, at least most of them. Impressive how history and modernization are mixed up and live together in this huge city. London is different and I hope we have such a city tour for visitors as well. It's not
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    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    We loved our tour with John at the Met
    We learned so much and had a great time. There is no way we would have gotten as much out of The Met without this
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    Mawarty C
    Entrance to museum
    I booked my daughter’s art class in MET Museum for today class. We take a train and a cab because we are late to
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    Reading Wikipedia would have been more satisfying
    I booked a walking tour for Jewish foods of the Lower East Side. The guide sounded fantastic from her profile, but
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    Fresno, California
    wow...what a wonderful experience...
    our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun...she extended our tour because she did not have plans and we gladly
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    Irina is the one and only
    Outstanding tour on the architecture of New York's most important buildings, at least most of them. Impressive how
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    Dallas, Texas
    Loved it!
    Tour took us over the Brooklyn Bridge and into Prospect Park and Brooklyn Heights. While we all enjoyed, the kids
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    Flore B
    the most interesting tour ever !!
    Thanks once more to Irina for the tour. It was the best guided tour we had in 2 weeks in New York. Her knowledge,
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    Brent O
    NYC Architecture Walk
    Excellent guide - expert was architecture graduate and now teaching architecture . Well worth the time.
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    Geneva, Switzerland
    Fascinating and engaging tour of Midtown architecture
    We had a great morning with Irina as our tour guide. We visited several places, including famous sites and some
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    Aaron K
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Hamilton New York tour was great!
    My wife and I really enjoyed the Hamilton New York tour! Our tour guide Benjamin is an early American history
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