Hidden Gems, Great Structures, Fun Art

New York, USA

Upplevelse under ledning av John

  1. 4 timmar
  2. Hålls på Engelska
En unik händelse
Gäster säger att det är speciellt och unikt.
Fantastisk berättare
Gäster säger att denna värd berättar bra historier.

Vad du kommer att göra

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

We will stop at an indoor food court where guests can sit and buy beverages and food.

Contact me if you don’t see a date or time that works for you.

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

"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, UK
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…

Möt din värd, John

Värd på Airbnb sedan 2019
  • 38 omdömen
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I am a retired 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 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!
I am a retired 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 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 oft…
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Från $39/person

$39 per person
$39 per person
$39 per person

Var ni kommer att vara

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

Betyg 4,95 av 5 efter 38 omdömen.

Cedric
oktober 2021
John, per his background, is very knowledgeable about the engineering and structures of buildings and public works. Since he generously shares his knowledge, he gives a very unique and insightful perspective on the city's buildings and structures, as well as historical and architectural informations. A very unique and very interesting tour!
Jeanne
oktober 2021
It's hard to imagine having a better or more knowledgable tour guide than John. John's knowledge of art, architecture, engineering, and history is extensive. He's also great at telling a story. His ability to weave the information he is sharing with you into a compelling story, based on his vast knowledge and personal experiences from working in lower Manhattan, keeps you looking forward to the next stop on the tour. We enjoyed his tour very much and highly recommend it to everyone.
Simone
augusti 2021
The walk and talk, discussions, and discoveries were wonderful. John shared fascinating stories, historical insights, and personal experiences from his work and life in New York. Art works, buildings, and bridges, which we discovered along the walk came alive. We highly recommend this experience!
Veronika
augusti 2021
This tour was fantastic. I discovered things in the city that I have never seen! The guide gave so many details and was very knowledgeable. I did 12 airBnB tours in nyc and this was my favorite one because of the amount of information I received! It is definitely worth the money !
Maria Grazia
augusti 2021
Even though I have been living in New York and working in the Financial District for over 30 years, I really enjoyed going on this tour one lovely summer evening after work, along with a colleague who moved to NYC several months ago. John has many interesting stories and anecdotes to tell, mixing the historical ones to the personal ones, making it always interesting. And New York has so many hidden gems, John knows where they are and I learned about several new ones! [Did you know that there is a piece of the Berlin wall in NYC? I didn't!] The tour focuses and alternates through a mix of buildings, outdoor artwork and bridges, yet never feels overwhelming and we got to enjoy the city at a good pace - neither hurried nor too relaxed - while at the same time covering a lot of terrain. John' s background as a structural engineer enriches the commentary, but his explanations are always in a language understandable by anyone. I greatly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get to know the area beyond the most common-place landmarks!
Joseph
augusti 2021
John's background and stories provided a unique perspective during our walk through Lower Manhattan, and we appreciated how he pointed out interesting elements in structures and installations along the way. Note that there's quite a bit of walking on this tour, so make sure to bring water/snacks since there are no food breaks and minimal stops .

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Upp till 10 gäster som är 7 år eller äldre kan delta.

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Camera with lots of storage for photos

Comfortable shoes, we will be doing a lot of walking