Let me take you on a tour of NYC's greatest structures. We’ll learn about the fierce rivalries, personal triumphs and tragedies of the designers and builders as they set world records over and over again. We’ll also see: • Beautiful bridges that shattered records • Amazing architecture, from traditional and classic to stunningly modern • See wonderful public art. Sculptures and murals that range from classic & inspiring to playful & fun • Enjoy parks and atriums that most tourists, even locals, have never seen What folks are saying: “ I am so happy to have found this tour. John is so knowledgeable and friendly!! The hours went by so quickly. I saw so many hidden treasures!!” Karen, Los Angeles “My...walk... around lower Manhattan with John was like going on a walk with an old-time friend…” Yi-Ming, Singapore “Even though I live in New York, I found out about a whole bunch of new places and things and stories that I never knew. Highly recommend this tour!” Sam, Greenwich Village “Always polite, funny & easy-talking guy… never thought it could be so thrilling to listen about bridges, buildings and engineering stuff…” Vladimir, Siberia "really made the information come to life…Wonderful” Patricia, Upper West Side “...a lot of fun.” Ashley, Brooklyn “Warm and funny” “Passionate” Yi-Ming “Unique” Jim “…a fascinating walk” Stuart, Englan
I am a practicing civil engineer that has designed and inspected bridges for over 25 years. I have worked on projects involving many of the major bridges and tunnels of NYC. I’ve climbed around, in and under some of NY’s most important structures as I’ve analyzed, rated and rehabilitated them. I have learned of the incredible human stories behind them; the fierce ambitions, triumphs, tragedies and quirks. I’ve also come to love the great art of the city; from the museums and galleries to the public squares and walls; from the classic and inspiring to the whimsical and fun. Great art that is often right next to the structures we’ll be seeing! In my journeys around the city I've found many hidden gems that few tourists ever see. Lovely little parks, atriums, public art & lobbies. I love New York City!! Let me share it with you!
We’ll walk around lower Manhattan. Starting near The World Trade Center, we'll walk along the Hudson River on the Battery Park Esplanade, over to Broadway, down Wall Street and finish near South Street Seaport with its gorgeous up close views of three major bridges. We'll chat about NJ's vibrant skyline of its own including, NJ's two tallest skyscrapers. We'll see Trinity Church, NY Stock Exchange and much more
Camera with lots of storage for photos
We will be doing a lot of walking in between stops. If you don't think you are fit enough, please consider another experience.