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Private Awesome Architecture Tour of Manhattan

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A fun and informative architectural stroll through Midtown Manhattan.


A fascinating 3-hour adventure through Midtown Manhattan focusing on extraordinary Architecture. This fun, unique tour is designed to suit all interest levels, from novice to nerd. 

Tour Description

Whether you are a Neo-Gothic Geek or a Romanesque Romantic, we’ll illustrate all the amazing buildings in Midtown Manhattan and explain the differences between friezes & bas-reliefs, mansard roofs and rusticated facades.

Join us on our Private Awesome Architecture Tour and discover the grand beauty of the Beaux-Arts NY Public Library at 42nd Street as well as the exceptional Art Deco of Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and our absolute favorite, the Chrysler Building.

Our enthusiastic tour guides make the stories crackle and pop as they share fun facts and historical information about famous buildings such as the Renaissance Revival Flatiron, to lesser-known wonders like the Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower. We’ll also head crosstown to the High Line – a linear park built atop an abandoned industrial railroad freight line, aka the Coolest Newest Old Thing in NYC. Here we’ll discuss architectural preservation and historical adaption while gazing at the contemporary high-rise condos that make the High Line district one of the newest parts of NYC.

Here is what you’ll see on our 3-hour Awesome Architecture of Midtown tour:

  • Grand Central Terminal
  • The New York Public Library
  • Chrysler Building
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Rockefeller Center
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Bryant Park & the American Radiator Building
  • Empire State Building
  • Flatiron Building
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Building
  • Madison Square Park
  • Chelsea Neighborhood
  • The High Line
  • The new Whitney Museum by Renzo Piano
  • Chelsea Market

Keep in mind, since ALL our tours are private, we can work on this tour’s itinerary to match your curiosity and fit your schedule.

We can’t wait to show you OUR New York City!

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