Meet at the portal of Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (between Battery Park and the Museum of Jewish Heritage).
After more than four decades of planning and construction, Battery Park City has been built out, following a master plan by Cooper, Eckstut and Associates. Learn about the area’s urban planning and discover its distinctive residential neighborhoods, distinguished parks and plazas, public art works, and signature commercial center.
Highlights include Brookfield Place and Wintergarden (Cesar Pelli), Goldman Sachs Headquarters (Pei Cobb Freed), Museum of Jewish Heritage (Kevin Roche), Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (Olin with Machado & Silvetti), Teardrop Park (Michael Van Valkenburgh), South Cove Park (Mary Miss, et al) and the Irish Hunger Memorial (Brian Tolle, et al). We will examine schools by Cooper Robertson and Dattner Architects and residential towers by a host of architects, including Pelli Clarke Pelli, Gruzen Samton, Ennead Architects, Ulrich Franzen, Robert A. M. Stern and Charles Moore.
Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.
AIANY Guide: Kyle Johnson, AIA
Health and Safety Guidelines for AIANY Outdoor Tours:
The safety and comfort of our guides and guests is our number one priority. By registering for this tour, you acknowledge and agree to adhere to the following guidelines:
- This tour will primarily be conducted outside, but may briefly visit some interior spaces. Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals when outside. When entering interior spaces, all guests are required to wear masks. In accordance with CDC guidelines, unvaccinated guests must wear a mask throughout the tour.
- Maintaining six feet of distance from the guide and anyone not in your party is strongly encouraged.
Failure to follow these guidelines may result in your guide requesting that you kindly leave the tour group. Refunds will not be provided for tours canceled due to a failure to comply with safety guidelines.
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