5 Featured A’18 tours

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There’s no better way to steep yourself in a city than to experience its architecture. This year’s conference schedule includes an unprecedented tour lineup featuring New York City’s best architecture, led by architects and critics.

Here are five featured A’18 tours to jump-start your planning.

SeaGlass Carousel, The Battery, New York City

The Battery: Monuments, Gardens, & Delights
Earns 1.5 RIBA / LUs

Stroll through the Battery’s landscape, monuments, and historic structures, including Castle Williams, during this unique tour. It ends with a ride on the park’s centerpiece, the SeaGlass Carousel, designed by WXY. You’ll glide through the sights and sounds of a 360-degree underwater adventure within one of the carousel’s 30 iridescent fish. Multiple departure times are available: ET114A and ET114B.

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Hudson Yards, New York City

Hudson Yards, Blueprint for a Megaproject
Earns 2.5 HSW / RIBA / LUs

Join Kohn Pedersen Fox, David Childs/SOM, Elkus Manfredi Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Rockwell Group, and others at this rare hardhat tour to discuss the grand vision to create a neighborhood from scratch. One departure time left: ET307B.

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Cooper Union, designed by Morphosis, New York City

Critic’s Tour: From Skid Row to Pritzker Row
Earns 2 HSW / RIBA / LUs

Experience the Bowery, New York City’s newest cultural district, with architecture journalist Stephen Zacks. Stops include buildings by Herzog & de Meuron, Morphosis, Fumihiko Maki, SANAA, and Norman Foster. Multiple departure times are available: ET139A and ET139B.

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SoHo, New York City

NYU Superblocks & SoHo
Earns 1.5 HSW / RIBA / LUs

Explore the architecture of Robert Moses-era superblocks south of Washington Square including the SoHo-Cast Iron Historical District, I. M. Pei’s Silver Towers, Aldo Rossi’s Scholastic Building, Jean Nouvel’s 40 Mercer St., and several new constructions. Multiple departure times are available: ET144A, ET144C, and ET144D.

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Times Square, New York City

Remaking Broadway Into a Place for People
Earns 1.5 HSW / RIBA / LUs

Discover how NYC’s Department of Transportation studies streets to introduce shared bike lanes, street furniture, art, and pocket plazas, on this bike tour that takes you from Times Square down Broadway to Union Square. Multiple departure times are available: ET112A and ET112B.

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Register for tickets

There’s nearly 100 tours to choose from. Tickets are limited, however, and several tours are close to selling out. Please register early to reserve your spot.

Here’s how:

  • If you’ve already registered for A’18, log in to your registration record. Add the tours you’d like to attend to your cart and checkout.
  • If you haven’t registered, why wait? Select your tours (and any other sessions you’d like to attend) during registration.
  • Don’t forget to write down the program codes for the tours you’d like to attend so you can quickly add them to your registration.