Manhattan Architecture & Urban Design

ENew York, United States

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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 Chelsea and end in the Meatpacking District . (no subway needed). The full tour will be around 2.5 hours total.

Other things to note:
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. For hot weather, please be sure to bring of plenty of water as summers in nyc get quite humid.
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…

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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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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
-Frank Ghery’s first building in NY

We'll stop along the way at for a quick bite/ beverage/ restroom

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Kimie
2021 Septemba
David is a wonderful host and super knowledgeable. I love how he planned the tour and did a great job on providing context with great explanation and storytelling. I’ll definitely do this again with my friends!
Elaine
2021 Septemba
As a New Yorker on David’s Manhattan architecture and urban tour of Chelsea and the meat packing district, I learned so very much! David is a passionate and exuberant tour guide who has a background in urban design and planning. His knowledge about these particular neighborhood buildings underscore their historical beginnings and multiple changes over the years. David imparts a thoughtful understanding about new and historical buildings that try to respect the past while changing the urban landscape of the present. Fascinating! Kudos to David!
Amos
2021 Septemba
This tour was a true eye opener to the story behind many buildings you pass by every day. Very interesting insights into the background of the architecture of buildings in and around Chelsea. David is a super guide and fun to be with.
Oliver
2021 Septemba
One of the best walking tours I’ve ever been on. Learned a lot about the factors taken into consideration for planning and building in NYC, and really enjoyed it. David was knowledgeable and friendly. Had a great time.
Jeffrey
2021 Agasti
David does a really good job of explaining how the city is laid out; where the buildings on the tour are located; other buildings similar in style or features in the city; and the cultural context and time of each building’s origin. The entire tour takes place in the Chelsea/meatpacking district and it is a great place to tour. I highly recommend.
Aakanchha
2021 Agasti
David is a wonderful guide. The places and the details were just right for even a newbie to understand. I am pretty sure if you need more details David can provide that with ease. Will definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested.

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