Architecture 101, the Art Deco City
New York City is most closely identified with skyscrapers and many skyscrapers were constructed during the late 1920’s and early 30’s, the era of Art Deco. Come and explore with me the dazzling architecture that has arisen in this city over the last 100 years. You’ll be surprised by what you learn.
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New York City – See the glittering skyline of skyscrapers that define this amazing city
As much as it is defined by its pugnacious spirit, the city that never sleeps is just as remarkable for the grandeur of its buildings. NYC architecture is unique in its diversity of styles, ranging from the French Renaissance-styled City Hall to the newly opened Oculus transportation hub. The skyline of NYC is characteristic of a city that likes to build and has done so quite aggressively through the 20th century. The city is a big place with big buildings, and it can all be quite overwhelming for the tourist dropping by. But the experience can be streamlined with a private tour guide, one ideally suited to show you around the city and enhance your understanding of NYC architecture. Whether you are looking to explore Neo-classical influences in the architecture of NYC, or particularly attracted to art-deco to post modern style buildings, CityWalksNY offers custom tours to all visitors – individuals or groups.
Home of the tallest skyscrapers in North America
It is hard to imagine how a population of almost two million fits into the island of Manhattan every day. Workers from the outer boroughs, professionals from the tristate area, and tourists from around the world all pour into the borough for business and sightseeing, and Manhattan’s population is close to five million on the weekday. In the midst of a swell of people walking down Broadway or Fifth Avenue, it can be hard for someone out of town to stop and properly appreciate all the city has to offer, especially the buildings that tower over the skyline. Since space is limited, there is no choice but to build UP, and in that case, the opportunity arises to explore architecture and how it can affect the aesthetics of an atmosphere like NYC.
Redefining the meaning of a 21st century city – nyc architecture leads the way
As a city known for innovation as much as preservation, NYC’s buildings embody the spirit in its classic architecture and dazzling new constructions. Over the years there have been many factors contributing to the rising skyline of NYC – the Great Depression, zoning laws and even the prominence of the Art Deco style of architecture. We can see evidence lingering showing all of this in a matter of a few city blocks in some of the cities’ neighborhoods.
Explore the history of NYC Architecture one neighborhood or style at a time
While walking on Broadway in Downtown Manhattan, one can appreciate the Gothic Revival-styled Trinity Church and also the newly developed One World Trade Center. Even our subway stations are architectural masterpieces, as the Fulton Center and Oculus transportation hub in the area are examples of the NYC’s evolving approach to architecture. And that’s just one neighborhood! Each landmark piece has its own story to tell, contributing to the atmosphere of the city in their own unique way, and a custom tour from CityWalksNY is a perfect way to indulge in the diverse beauty of NYC architecture.
Our private Architecture tours are a one of kind NYC experience
Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will provide a memorable experience to customers, with each tour fully customized to your tastes. Call today to get started on designing a one a kind NYC tour experience with CityWalksNY.