This unique private tour will take you on a journey along NYC’s Billionaires Row! See the world’s tallest residential building, and learn of the plans to already de-throne it just blocks away. Stare up at the world’s thinnest skyscraper. See the building where a penthouse sold for $238 million… the highest home sale price in US history. And much more!
New York City is in the midst of a new skyscraper age, leaving icons like the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building in the dust. In the last 7 years, 36 skyscrapers have popped up, all over 700 feet (213.36 meters) tall. In the entire previous century, there were 38 skyscrapers. But the biggest buildings in this age of the “supertalls” are a series of residential buildings dubbed Billionaires Row.
Buildings you will see include 220 Central Park South, the Central Park Tower, One57, 111 W 57th St, 432 Park Ave, 53W53, and more!
Learn the factors that led to this modern skyscraper boom: from economic factors, to zoning loopholes, and new building techniques. What are air rights? What is a mechanical floor, and why do they matter? On this tour, we explore not only these topics, but we also dive into the luxurious life and amenities and famous residents of these buildings. See the works of architects such as Jean Nouvel, Gregg Pasquarelli, Rafael Viñoly, and others. And we will discuss the controversies over how these buildings reflect the economic divides of 21st-century New York, as well as how they impact the neighborhoods and landmarks around them.
Since this is a private, small-group tour, you are guaranteed a personal and customized experience.
TOUR COMPANY: Custom NYC Tours
TOUR TYPE: private, walking, tour_led_by_ganyc_member,
Meets On: mondays, tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdays,
Tour Duration: 2 hours
Tour Distance: 1.5 miles
Language(s) Spoken: english,
Max # of Guests: 10
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