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Highlights of Midtown Architectural Walking Tour

Tour

Summary

Explore the world-renowned architecture of New York City's Midtown.

View hidden gems like the interior the Chrysler Building and discover the secret stories behind their construction.

Learn about the prominent architectural styles of the 20th century.

This tour will feature viewing the major monuments of 20th-century American architecture and exploring the history of communities in the Midtown area. We will also view the interiors of some of these monuments. Highlights include: the hidden residential enclave Tudor City, the United Nations Building, the Chanin Building, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, Carrère and Hastings' New York Public Library and the Daily News Building.

Details

$35 per person

Tuesdays at 11am March - December

3 hours [1 MI/ 1.5KM]

Meeting Place: Across the street from United Nations building [on the Northwest corner of 42nd Street and 1st Avenue near Ralph Bunche Park]

End Point: Bryant Park

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This tour is not wheelchair-accessible. Please contact us for further information.

This tour is included in the New York Pass, Explorer Pass, and Go City Build Your Own Pass.

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Reviews

"We joined the Mid town Architecture walking tour along 42nd street. Very friendly, knowledgeable guide, who looked after us all very well. Definitely recommend as an excellent introduction into NY Architecture and particularly enjoyed going into different foyers to enjoy the Art Deco style which we wouldn't have done if we were on our own. Many thanks." - vickyw661, United Kingdom

"Thanks a lot for this excellent tour trough Midtown, our guide was an impressive, very kind, intelligent and sensitive tour guide, her descriptions were concrete and informative, sometimes funny, but always interesting, so you never stopped listening..
Special thanks for her clear speech, I understood almost everything, even if my english isn't the best" - ulrikedorgeist, Germany

"I participated in the Manhatten Architecture tour in late June. Was not sure what to expect, but must say I loved it! Such a fantastic way to learn about the history of this great city." - Carolynn P, Vermont

Reviews

"Thanks a lot for this excellent tour trough Midtown, our guide was an impressive, very kind, intelligent and sensitive tour guide, her descriptions were concrete and informative, sometimes funny, but always interesting, so you never stopped listening..
Special thanks for her clear speech, I understood almost everything, even if my english isn't the best" - ulrikedorgeist, Germany

"This tour was excellent and very informative. It gave a great insight into the importance of many of the key buildings in midtown manhatten and the back stories of the people involved in creating these amazing buildings." - sunbather11, United Kingdom

"This tour is a must when you visit NYC. There is a lot to know about the architecture of the buildings and the guys who payed for it. The Art Deco bulidings you see in this tour are the real heart of the city and made it that important how it is today." - joeJ4787GI, Germany

"Excellent tour full of history and little extras to make it more interesting. Knowledgeable and professional guide" - hlln, New Zealand

"We recently took the Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour with Inside Out Tours. It was a fascinating way to see some of the key buildings in midtown NY, and we saw a lot of buildings and learnt historical facts we would not have known otherwise." - Zoe W, United Kingdom

"I participated in the Manhatten Architecture tour in late June. Was not sure what to expect, but must say I loved it! Such a fantastic way to learn about the history of this great city." - Carolynn P, Vermont

"A brilliant way to see, feel and smell mid town Manhattan. Starting at UN building and strolling along half of 42nd Street, we got an incredible insight to the architecture and history of New York. One of the best walking tours I have on." - KaribuClan, United Kingdom

"We joined the Mid town Architecture walking tour along 42nd street. Very friendly, knowledgeable guide, who looked after us all very well. Definitely recommend as an excellent introduction into NY Architecture and particularly enjoyed going into different foyers to enjoy the Art Deco style which we wouldn't have done if we were on our own. Many thanks." - vickyw661, United Kingdom

Getting Here

Subway Options: 4, 5, 6, 7, or S to Grand Central Terminal and Walk Over