New York Architecture Tour – 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, during our Lower Manhattan Tour, 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.

New York famous building featured on this walking Lower Manhattan Architecture 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
Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour

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Our Art and Architecture Tours in New York are on hold due to the Covid Pandemic. Thank you for your understanding. While waiting for their return, we invite you to discover online courses related to this theme: