Midtown Art Deco Tour: The Golden Age of the Skyscraper

See stunning Art Deco architecture and design up close

New York in the 1920s and 1930s gave us some of the finest skyscrapers in history. Learn how the Art Deco age came to define the New York skyline for nearly a century.

This Midtown walking tour explores several landmarks from this era, as well as other styles such as the International Style or Beaux-Arts. We will explore how the architecture of the 20th century evolved, the influences that led to Art Deco’s rise, and what defines this style.

On this tour, you will discover a familiar area with new eyes!

Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, June 20th at 10 am

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American Radiator Building on Bryant Park (1924)

Tour Highlights:

  • See the top Art Deco buildings in NYC, including some lesser-known gems
  • Visit several stunning, landmarked lobbies
  • Learn how to discern the visual language of Deco

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General Electric Building lobby (1931)

A review on TripAdvisor for the Art Deco Tour:

“We had a great tour with Jeremy Wilcox for Art Déco & Architecture in Midtown NYC. He is an excellent, professional guide with a very deep knowledge about the different buildings and history. It was one of the best memories of our NYC trip!” 

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Chrysler Building lobby

The Tour

This tour goes into several Midtown Manhattan lobbies. Photos are not always permitted. We will send the exact meeting place when you sign up.


2.5 hours and 1.5 miles



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Please contact us to set up a private tour!


This tour is best suited for ages 12+

Jeremy Wilcox is a lifelong New Yorker and has been guiding professionally for over 8 years. He loves to provide the type of tour that can appeal to visitors or locals alike.

Prep for the Art Deco Midtown Tour by listening to Bowery Boys episode: “The Chrysler Building and the Great Skyscraper Race”