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More about this on-demand virtual talk and tour includes a pdf of the photo stops for you to visit on your own:

NEW YORK CITY:

“Skyscraper National Park”

― Kurt Vonnegut ―

  • Hear how New York grew from a small Dutch settlement to a world-class capital city
     

  • Learn to identify buildings by their architectural design and building materials
     

  • Understand how urban planning effects neighborhoods, parks and public transportation systems
     

  • Discover the importance of balancing historic preservation and creating hot new neighborhoods

Explore New York’s history through its architecture and see what influenced the look of various neighborhoods and how they changed over 400 years.
 

From the time Henry Hudson sailed into New York’s Harbor, the City has been a hub of trade and commerce. Millions of immigrants chose New York as their home and the city needed to respond by building residential and commercial buildings for housing and jobs.
 

Our journey will allow you to see and identify the architectural styles from Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Romanesque Revival, Italianate, Renaissance Revival, Gothic Revival, “Queen Anne”, Neo-Classic to the modern period we see today.
 

By hearing the story of our past, and understanding our current challenges, we look to the future of how we live and work in a post Covid world with new residential and commercial designs, addressing rising sea levels and climate change with new opportunities for architects, engineers, interior designers to come together and create a new built environment. 
 

Download the pdf to your device and bring it with you when visit the sites on your own.

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  1. This 118-minute on-demand virtual presentation uses over 100 images exploring New York's history over 400 years and the influences that shaped the architecture and the City's skyline. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a local New Yorker, gain an insider’s perspective on makes New York so special and walk-through history with fresh eyes.

  2. Download Kitt’s pdf with photo stops for your self-guided tour when you visit on your own.

  3. Upload your photos into Tripcast.

  4. Download the photos into a book to keep your memories!

  5. Add a visit with one of our partners or visit on your own. It’s a great way to be in a location and enjoy it.