Lower Manhattan Tour

At the southern tip of Manhattan, east and west sides of the island converge in the stunning eruption of sky scrapping buildings, which define New York’s iconic skyline. In this section we will explore the dynamic contrasts of old and new in the city’s financial district by examining its distinctive architecture, which speaks to New York’s colonial past as well as showcases some of its boldest contemporary developments. Key sites that will be discuss include Battery Park City, Wall Street, Fraunces Tavern, Stone Street, Trinity Church, World Trade Center, the 9/11 memorial, Fulton Station, and the revitalizing of the East River waterfront.

This tour will award 4 AIA-CES credits for continuing education by the American institute of Architects

Buildings Featured on this Tour

Battery Park City, Various, 1990s

New Amsterdam Plain and Pavilion, UN Studio, 2009

Trinity Church, 1846

Federal Reserve, York & Sawyer, 1924

Equitable Building, Graham & Associates, 1915

Federal Hall, Town & Davis, 1842

60 Wall St., Kevin Roche & John Dinkeloo, 1988

Woolworth Building, Cass Gilbert, 1912

Custom House, Cass Gilbert, 1907

Chase Manhattan, Gordon Bunshaft (SOM), 1960

Marine Midland Building, Gordon Bunshaft (SOM), 1967

Zuccotti Park, Cooper, Robertson & Partners, 2006

9/11 Memorial, Michael Arad and Peter Walker, 2011

9/11 Museum, Snohetta, 2014

WTC1, David Childs (SOM), 2015

WTC2, Bjarke Ingels Group, in-process

WTC3, Richard Rogers, in-process

WTC4, Fumihiko Maki, 2015

WTC5, Kohn Pederson Fox, in-process

WTC7, David Childs (SOM), 2015

Path Station, Santiago Calatrava, 2015

Fulton Station, Grimshaw, 2015

East River Waterfront, Shop Architects, 2011

Schemerhorn Row, Unknown, 1810-1812

Brooklyn Bridge, John Roebling, 1883