Small-Group Walking Tour of New York City Architecture

Discover the significance behind some of New York City’s most famous and impressive buildings on this semi-private three-hour walking tour of New York City's most celebrated architecture. Walk along NYC’s 42nd Street with your guide, an expert in architecture, and marvel the interior and exterior construction of the Ford Foundation Building, the many faces of Times Square, the levels of the New York Public Library and more. Explore NYC’s most unique structures and gain a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the city’s celebrated architecture.

New York City is home to some of the most beautiful and impressive structures in the world. Admire the prime examples of NYC’s architecture as you walk along 42nd Street with your guide, who will be either a practicing architect or a scholar in architectural history.

Since the early 1900s, New York City has been at the forefront of architectural innovation; lack of space combined with a doubling and tripling population has made for some of the most unique and beautiful structures in the world. Start your tour at the United Nations building, built on the site of demolished slaughterhouses. Make your way east to the iconic Art Deco Chrysler Building and then head to Grand Central Station, all while getting an in-depth understanding of the city’s rich architectural history from your guide.

Some of the sights seen include:

  • Chrysler Building
  • Grand Central Station
  • Times Square
  • New York Public Library
  • Ford Foundation Building
  • Daily News Building
  • New York’s Theater District
  • Raymond Hood's McGraw-Hill Building
  • The Chanin Building
  • United Nations Building
  • Tudor City

  • Scholarly guide (docent)
  • Gratuities (optional)
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