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Celebrate architecture and design with a month-long series of architect-led tours throughout both celebrated and underappreciated city structures.

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Access for Two to ‘Building of the Day’ Tour

$22 $11 50% off

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  • Access for two to one “Building of the Day” architectural tour (select desired tour at right)

    Tours are offered throughout the city during the month of October; please see “Tour Locations” tab below for more information

What we love

  • Celebrate design in all corners of the city and from all eras of the city’s history with one (or all) of 13 architectural tours throughout the month of October, which celebrate a “Building of the Day.”
  • In most cases, the tours will be led by the spaces’ architects themselves.
  • Travel back in time at the Park Avenue Armory, one of the city’s most august landmarks, rich in social and military history and featuring extraordinary (and newly restored) 19th-century period rooms.
  • You’ll rekindle your love affair with the city during in-depth tours of some of our most beloved landmarks, like the Statue of Liberty or Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • Add an academic spin by visiting the Avenues: The World School, The CUNY School of Law or John Jay College of Criminal Justice—stellar of examples of good design enhancing strong institutions.
  • Infrastructure fans will appreciate the inner workings of the Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in Sunset Park, or the innovative features of the Rockaways’ modular beach structures, built in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
  • Go farther afield with a visit to the historic Van Cortlandt House in the Bronx, the Socrates Sculpture Garden on the Astoria waterfront, or the massive new park in the works at Hunters Point.
  • Explore the Moorish-style magnificence of the 1920s-era City Center, designed as a Shriners hall and now a beloved performing-arts institution.

What to know

  • Redeem by: Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Voucher is only valid from October 2–31, 2013
  • Tour size and availability varies per date/building; available on first come first serve basis
  • 24-hour cancellation policy is required
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged for a different tour
  • Purchaser names will be provided to the vendor for ticketing purposes
  • Members will be able to reschedule a tour if the tour is canceled
  • To learn more about each tour please click here
  • Voucher may be used to obtain the discount until October 31,2013; after this date, the voucher is valid for the amount paid for five years from date of purchase, longer if provided by law.

About Archtober

Bringing architecture beyond rarefied circles to everyday enthusiasts, New York’s Architecture and Design Month celebrates design as an integral part of our city’s rich heritage. Transforming October into Archtober, this month-long festival is full of guided tours, lectures, films and exhibitions that celebrate the rich, diverse architecture throughout the five boroughs—which will explain the history and underscore its role in our daily lives. Providing an in-depth look at both the contemporary and the iconic buildings of the city, the “Building of the Day” series offers on-site tours all over town, led by working architects and infectious enthuasists. You’ll gain insight into some of the most beloved buildings in town—and perhaps gain a greater appreciation of the city around you.

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