PROject: Grand Central Terminal Art + Architecture 

Saturday, October 5
Time: 4-5:15pm

Grand Central Terminal
87 E 42nd St
New York, N.Y. 10017
The cost for this tour is included in GO PRO ticket.

Take place in a private tour of one of New York’s most iconic and inspiring pieces of history! In celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s centennial year, ASID has teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) to give you an opportunity to explore one of the world's biggest train terminals. This officially guided tour will showcase the Terminal's state-of-the-art design and construction, as well as its many hidden secrets. 


Around Manhattan Architecture Tour

This is an optional excursion on Sunday, Oct. 6 and the ticket for this boat tour is not included in the GO PRO/NYC registration fee. Attendees will earn .2 CEU credits. This ticket must be purchased separate from your GO PRO registration here.

Sunday, October 6
Time: 1:45 p.m. 
Location: Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) - W. 22nd and Hudson River (Manhattan, NY) 
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
Cost: $76.00 (use ASID10 for $10 GO PRO promo discount)

Step aboard the teak decks of our elegant 1920s style yacht, the Manhattan, and enjoy NYC's architectural landmarks from the water. The "Around Manhattan" tour features narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) NYC chapter.

On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure. Highlights, topics and themes of the 2013 AIA-NY tour include:

  • Exploration of planning visions for both reclaiming the post-industrial waterfront, as the "6th Borough" and addressing rising sea levels
  • Insightful coverage of Manhattan's classic spires, including the Chrysler and Woolworth Buildings, as well as a sharp focus on the new World Trade Center buildings and recent "starchitecture" boom, including buildings by Frank Gehry and other noted international and local architects
  • The greater waterfront access allowed by new parks and recreation piers including the ecologically driven features designed by leading landscape architects
  • The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the newest waterfront monument: Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park
  • NYC's engineering masterpieces: the Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges as well as lesser known "swing bridges" along the Harlem River  
  • The adaptation of the Highline as an elevated, linear park and its role in the development of West Chelsea and Hudson Yards. 
  • The story of post WWII urban renewal and public housing along the waterfronts of the Lower East Side and East Harlem.