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Manhattan Architecture & Urban Design

design walk

Manhattan Architecture & Urban Design

64 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 14 people
Hosted in
English
design walk

Manhattan Architecture & Urban Design

design walk

Manhattan Architecture & Urban Design

64 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 14 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Curious about NYC architecture and how the Big Apple is shaped? Looking for a fun, alternative daytime activity to do during your visit? Using the city as our canvas, you will learn about urban design through the lens of unique, and some lesser-known curated sites in town! Each stop will explore a theme of the way NYC was and continues to be shaped through the field of urban planning and (really cool) architecture. Find out why and how each neighborhood is zoned the way it is, and learn about the unique processes it takes to build in New York City. You'll learn about the history and details of spaces that are overlooked in everyday life, and how buildings and public spaces inform each other throughout the 20th century until today. This isn't your average sightseeing tour! You'll be receiving the "locals-only treatment" that won't disappoint. Tours start in Lower East Side and end in Tribeca. (no subway/more indoors) Each stop will be around 15-20 min each for about 2.5 hours total.

Your host

Learn more about David

David

Hello there! My name is David. I hold a degree in urban design and planning from Parsons School of Design here in NYC. I love all things NYC architecture facts & trivia. During the week, I work at an architecture and design PR firm in Brooklyn. I grew in the NY area, and am passionate about showing guests my favorite buildings in the city and the lesser-known facts about them. I am also on a mission to find the best chocolate chip cookie in New York. I can't wait to meet you! Any questions, please feel free to ask!

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Where you'll be

Learn about the past, present, and future of NYC Architecture by exploring these themes: -Zoning & Air Rights -'Privately Owned Public Spaces' -The Starchitect Phenomenon -Tenement and cast iron style -Adaptive Reuse -The Grid System and more! Stops may include: -Essex Crossing + Market -Silk Exchange -The "Jenga" -Ralph Walker's Art Deco We'll stop along the way at the Essex market for a bite and beverage. Restrooms available on tour

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 14 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Minors can only attend with their legal guardian.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Most of the tour will consist of walking. We will have the opportunity to walk indoors to get any food or drink along the way, and there will be plenty of opportunities to use the bathroom. For cold weather please be sure to dress appropriately. For inclement weather, please stay tuned.

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Manhattan Architecture & Urban Design
64 reviews
£38/person
64 reviews
£38/person