Expanding FiDi: Water Street Corridor & East River Waterfront (In Person)

Event Pass Information

Event Pass Type
General Public$25.00 USD
Student with Valid ID$15.00 USD

Event Details

Meet at Water St. & Pine St., in plaza south of Wall Street Plaza (88 Pine St.). 

While the Financial District is widely known for its historic architecture, it also boasts a variety of distinctive Modern buildings, many of them linked to urban design initiatives of the 1960s and ‘70s. This tour will focus on the Water Street corridor, once planned to be the route of the Second Avenue Subway, emphasizing the variety of public spaces created through urban design efforts initiated by the Office of Lower Manhattan Development under NYC Mayor John Lindsay. New construction in the vicinity of the Staten Island ferry, as well as recent improvements on the East River waterfront, will also be included. Highlights include buildings by Pei Cobb Freed, SOM, Norman Jaffe, Emery Roth & Sons, Frederic Schwartz, SHOP, and Hanrahan Meyers, among others.      

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

AIANY GuideKyle Johnson, AIA


Health and Safety Guidelines for AIANY Outdoor Tours:

The safety and comfort of our guides and guests is our number one priority. By registering for this tour, you acknowledge and agree to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • This tour will primarily be conducted outside, but may briefly visit some interior spaces. Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals when outside. When entering interior spaces, all guests are required to wear masks. In accordance with CDC guidelines, unvaccinated guests must wear a mask throughout the tour. 
  • Maintaining six feet of distance from the guide and anyone not in your party is strongly encouraged.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in your guide requesting that you kindly leave the tour group. Refunds will not be provided for tours canceled due to a failure to comply with safety guidelines.