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AIANY Architecture and the Lights of Gotham

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea

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Chelsea, Manhattan
12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers
Btwn W 22nd & W 23rd Streets
New York, New York 10011
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 45

What you'll learn in this tour class:

Building on the successful ten-year collaboration between AIANY and Classic Harbor Line, this new architecture boat tour capitalizes on the remarkable skyline of Manhattan after sunset. From the time the Brooklyn Bridge was inaugurated with dazzling lights and fireworks in 1883, architects and lighting designers have understood the importance of presenting their structures in the night sky.

Today, “city that never sleeps” is stunningly illuminated more than ever. Today’s designers have a sophisticated array of sources, palette of colors and endless programs to run these lighting systems. Take to the waters with an expert AIANY guide to see the latest in how architects and lighting designers are creating a new, more dynamic nighttime experience. View the famously mesmerizing lights of Manhattan and explore the latest trends and innovations in edificial New York City lighting. There really is no better way to capture this view as the iconic NYC skyline reflects off the surrounding waters.

This two hour-and fifteen-minute narrated cruise will depart at sunset from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and will include the Lower Hudson River, the Upper Bay and the East River. Prominent examples we will examine include the Statue of Liberty from 1886, the Woolworth Tower in 1913, the 1931 Empire State Building, and New York City’s latest supertall building, One World Trade Center.

Highlights, topics, and themes of the tour include:

  • Exploration of Architecture and Lighting principles.
  • Insightful coverage of Manhattan's classic spires, including the Empire State Building, 200 Eleventh Ave, Hudson Yards, Vessel, The Shed, 42nd St, Time Square, One World Observatory, United Nations, the Chrysler Building, American Copper & more.
  • The Statue of Liberty, Central NJ Train Terminal, Ellis Island & Governors Island.
  • NYC's engineering masterpieces: the Brooklyn, the Veraz(z)ano Narrows Bridge, Manhattan Bridge & the Williamsburg Bridge.
  • Up close views of Brooklyn gems: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Pier House and Hotel, Jane's Carousel & DUMBO.
  • Other iconic sites such as the Domino Sugar and Park, Austin Nichols Warehouse, Gantry State Park South, LIC Library, the Pepsi Sign, Roosevelt Memorial and Small Pox Hospital.

Need to Know

  • This cruise is a heavily-narrated tour experience. It's for those seeking an informative, exciting, and content-rich trip. We require guest conversations to be kept to a reasonable level so that narration can be heard by all.
  • Due to this cruise being a heavily-narrated tour experience, we strongly discourage children under 14 aboard. We recommend families to join us on Statue & Skyline tours, day sails or any other minimally narrated day time event.
  • Light hors d' oeuvres can be purchased onboard.
  • Includes one complimentary beer, wine or champagne. Additional drinks are available for purchase after that.

What Is Not Included?

Gratuity is not included unless you purchased the ‘Groups of 10 or more’ ticket type where a 15% gratuity is automatically applied. If you do end up obtaining 10 or more individual tickets by separate purchases, you will be contacted to make an advance payment of a 15% Group Gratuity.

School Notes: For your security, at check-in, you are required to present a valid photo identification that must be identical to the contact name listed on your booking.

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Refund Policy
There are no refunds provided. Refunds will only be provided if we have to cancel the cruise/class.

We are always happy to honor reschedule requests if they are made 72 hour in advance of departure time.

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