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New York Architecture Tours

NYC Architecture Guides – Exclusive Manhattan Architectural Walks, USA tailor made for groups of visitors.

post updated February 10, 2024

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New York City Architecture Tour: Guided Walks

West 57th Street Building – amazing New York architecture design by Bjarke Ingels architect:
New York Architecture Tours
photo : Simon Garcia |

New York Architecture Walking Tours

All New York guided tours by e-architect are tailored to suit each booking: bookings cannot be joined. Guided tours in Manhattan are all exclusive to each client.

If you are arranging an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Manhattan please contact us – we would be delighted to take your booking.

Apple Store World Trade Center Manhattan building design by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects:
Apple Store World Trade Center Oculus - New York Architecture Walking Tours
photo : Peter Aaron

New York Architecture Introduction

New York is located in the northeast of the United States of America. Nicknamed the Big Apple it is the largest city in the US. Celebrated Manhattan buildings include the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and the Guggenheim Museum.

United Nations Building design by Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer and Sir Howard Robertson with Harrison & Abramovitz Architects:
United Nations Building New York City
photo © Adrian Welch

Major current buildings in the Big Apple include a number of stunning skyscrapers in Midtown and facing onto Central Park.

New York City Building Photos
432 Park Avenue New York Building
photo © Adrian Welch, architect

Recently the One World Trade Center (1 WTC) by major US architects SOM was completed. New York by Gehry (aka Rippling Building Manhattan) by world-famous architect Frank Gehry. The New Whitney Museum of American Art Building, Meatpacking District and the Morgan Museum & Library, both by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, are worth a visit.

New York by Gehry, an innovative skyscraper building from 2016:
New York by Gehry building
photo © AJW

Famous architects with buildings in NYC include OMA, Steven Holl Architects, UNStudio and SANAA architects. Famous 20th Century architects to build in Manhattan include Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. Contemporary architects with projects in Manhattan include BIG, SHoP Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Handel Architects, Ennead Architects, SO – IL architects and Oppenheim Architecture+Design. You can see all these buildings in a structured way, tailored to your preferences, on our New York Architecture Tours.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum building design by famous 20th Century American architect Frank Lloyd Wright:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York Architecture Tours
photo : Tectonic Photo

Other buildings to visit include American Folk Art Museum designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. A recent large building is the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and an intriguing project is the Dream Downtown Hotel, Chelsea by Handel Architects.

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New York Walking Tours

New York Architectural Tours typically include the key contemporary buildings but classic 20h Century buildings can also be incorporated. The New York Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the main NYC buildings or arranged around your group’s interests.

We can provide information on areas in Manhattan and building types ahead of your walking tour. For example, advice could be provided for a group interested in New York office buildings so that a tour programme could be firmed up ahead of their visit to Manhattan.

New York Architecture : significant buildings to visit in the Big Apple

New York Walking Tours

Contact e-architect to arrange your Manhattan architectural tour: mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)

Chrysler Building:
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photograph © Joe Lekas

425 Park Avenue
Architects: Foster + Partners
425 Park Avenue New York City Office Building
photo © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
image Courtesy architecture office
425 Park Avenue New York City Office Building
British architect Norman Foster attended the grand opening of 425 Park Avenue, the first full-block office building on New York’s Park Avenue in over 50 years. The new building is located alongside Modernist icons such as the Seagram Building, Lever House and the CBS Building, on the world’s grand boulevard of commerce.

50 Hudson Yards, Hudson Yards district
Architects: Foster + Partners
50 Hudson Yards Manhattan - New York Architecture Tours
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
50 Hudson Yards
This 78-story office building covers an entire block – the tower is a distinctive piece of the city that mindfully sits within New York City’s urban grid. The LEED Gold-designed tower building acts as a gateway to New York’s vibrant new neighborhood, offering a direct underground connection to the adjacent subway station.

The Richard Gilder Center For Science, Education, And Innovation, American Museum of Natural History, NYC
Design: Studio Gang
Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, New York Architecture Tours
photo : Denis Finnin / © AMNH
Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation
The American Museum of Natural History today announced that the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation will open to the public on February 17, 2023. Designed by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang, the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation project will add exhibition galleries, state-of-the-art classrooms, an immersive digital theater, and a redesigned library as well as reveal more of the Museum’s scientific collections.

David Geffen Hall, Wu Tsai Theater, Lincoln Center
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
David Geffen Hall New York City
photo © Michael Moran
David Geffen Hall New York City
The new David Geffen Hall opened to the public on October 8, 2022, the home of the New York Philharmonic and new welcoming cultural home for New York. Completed two years early with a transformative design by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the project represents a statement of faith in New York and its artistic community, while delivering jobs and economic development at a crucial time for the city’s rebound.

Time & Life Building, Midtown Manhattan, NYC, USA
Design: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Time & Life Building Midtown Manhattan
photo : Albert Vecerka/ESTO
Time & Life Building, Midtown Manhattan
The launch of the television series Mad Men, set in the Time & Life Building in Midtown Manhattan, introduced the iconic 1959 tower to a new generation. But despite its growing fame, the aging tower owned by Rockefeller Group struggled to compete in the New York City commercial real estate market due to an inefficient building envelope, outdated mechanical systems, and a timeworn lobby.

All the above buildings can be visited on our New York Architecture Tours, internal access is not guaranteed for all, but we always try to provide what is desired.

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One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center

Dream Downtown Hotel, Cheslea
Design: Handel Architects
Dream Downtown Hotel Manhattan
photo © Adrian Welch
Dream Downtown Hotel

New York City Center
Design: Ennead Architects
New York City Center

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