Boat Tour Exposes Changing NYC Waterfront

Event: Around Manhattan Official NYC Architectural Boat Tour (With AIANY Emerging New York Architects / ENYA)
Location: Chelsea Piers, 08.21.11
Tour Guides: Julie Ann Engh, Assoc. AIA — AIANY Architectural Tourism Committee; Arthur Platt, AIA — Principal, Fink and Platt Architects & Co-chair, AIANY Architectural Tourism Committee
Organizers: AIANY Architectural Tourism Committee; AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee
Sponsor: Classic Harbor Lines

(L-R): From the Standard Hotel by Ennead Architects, to Richard Meier & Partners Architects’ Perry Street Towers and the World Trade Center site, the Around Manhattan NYC Architectural Boat Tour focused on new developments along the waterfront.

Jessica Sheridan

(L-R): The Statue of Liberty is gearing up for a modern update, including the installation of “code-compliant” stairways (visit now before it closes on 10.28.11 for one year); Brooklyn’s waterfront is much greener thanks to to Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates’ Brooklyn Bridge Park; and Lower Manhattan’s skyline glimmers with Gehry Partners’ 8 Spruce Street.

(L-R): Jessica Sheridan; Jessica Sheridan; Ketaki Bhate

(L-R): The New Domino, by Rafael Viñoly Architects with Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners and Quennell Rothschild and Partners, is cleared for construction to begin in late 2012; construction is underway on Louis Kahn’s Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island; and the United Nations glass façade makeover is almost complete.

(L-R): Jessica Sheridan; Jessica Sheridan; Ketaki Bhate

(L-R): Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, by Robert A.M. Stern with Armand LeGardeur Architect, sits nestled in Swindler Cove Park on the Harlem River; Selldorf Architects’ 200 Eleventh Avenue condo tower (with its interior car elevator) resides in close proximity to Starrett-Lehigh Building (with its historic 30-foot freight car elevators); and FXFOWLE’s Northside Piers defines the Williamsburg edge.

(L-R): Ketaki Bhate; Jessica Sheridan; Jessica Sheridan