Private, Guided, Forty Second Street Architecture Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

199461


Categories

Youth and Family, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
This tour can be routed to accommodate a wheelchair.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Let a licensed tour guide show you some of the best of "Skyscraper National Park"


42nd Street, just this one street, offers some of the best work by some of this country's greatest architects and designers. However, New York is not just a collection of tall buildings; it is a collection of neighborhoods that changed with a growing city. You will see how these changes will effect what would happen on its avenues over time. The mysteries of how and why a neighborhood will transform, how what once was and what would be will influence architects and their design choices, will be revealed and explained.

Itinerary

We will start at 42nd Street and First Avenue, across from the United Nations. We will continue along 42nd street where we have the definitive Art Deco icon, the most perfect railroad station ever built, the second largest library in the United States and the block with the highest concentration of theaters ever built. In between all of that, we have some of the most beautiful and under appreciated buildings ever designed and constructed.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: The corner of 42nd Street and First Avenue, across from the United Nations.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

The weather, traffic, time of year (seasonal crowds for example) as well as how the group moves can effect the duration of the tour and sites covered.

Transportation

Walking. We walk just under a mile but we walk. At one location there are some steps.

What’s Included

Other: Me! On of the greatest guides to ever lead a tour on this rock I call home.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - This is an estimate as there maybe purchases you wish to make.

What’s Extra

Other: Any snacks, beverages, food of any kind, souvenirs, admission fees of any kind, medical fees, legal fees or bail postings are the responsibility of the client.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our guide, Gary, was amazing. Not only did he know his stuff backward and forward but he was also able to share his knowledge in an entertaining manner. If you have an interest in New York history and architecture this is well worth your time.
Brent Rogers

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Private tour guide Gary

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