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Architect Breaks Down 200 Years of NYC Mansions | Walking Tour | Architectural Digest

  • Published on May 28, 2024
  • Today Michael Wyetzner of Michielli + Wyetzner Architects joins AD in New York for a walking tour of the city’s mansions. From the early colonial abodes of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr to the grandeur of the Gilded Age, and 20th century brutalist design, Michael walks you through 200 years worth of homes belonging to wealthy New Yorkers past and present.
    Director: Hiatt Wods
    Director of Photography: Eric Brouse; Ben Dewey
    Editor: Tristen Rogers
    Host: Michael Wyetzner
    Producer: Skylar Economy
    Field Producer: Vara Reese
    Line Producer: Joseph Buscemi
    Associate Producer: Brandon Fuhr
    Production Manager: Melissa Heber
    Production Coordinator: Fernando Davila
    Audio Engineer: Michael Guggino; Brett Van Deusen
    Production Assistant: Noah Bierbrier; Caleb Clark; Ryan Coppola; Alex Mitchell
    Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Montague
    Post Production Coordinator: Holly Frew
    Supervising Editor: Christina Mankellow
    Assistant Editor: Andy Morell
    Colorist: Oliver Eid
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Comments • 343

  • @JasonCryer
    @JasonCryer 5 months ago +462

    I love this guy. Expert knowledge, but understandable and unpretentious. Please keep making videos with him.

  • @marklerfald
    @marklerfald 5 months ago +629

    Well done! Yes, more NYC walking tours, please…

    • @janusconner3710
      @janusconner3710 5 months ago +1


    • @tatianaes3354
      @tatianaes3354 5 months ago +1

      The NY theme is beaten to death. They better move to Europe and cover cities there, instead. Especially since almost every architecture piece of note in NY is inspired by the European architecture.

    • @vincentgoupil180
      @vincentgoupil180 5 months ago +1

      So, you're to blame for Modern Architecture

    • @nurlandroid
      @nurlandroid 4 months ago

      Absolutely agree

    • @julie5310
      @julie5310 4 months ago


  • @jengirl2
    @jengirl2 5 months ago +336

    I love these historical tours so much. More? YES PLEASE!!

  • @charlestessier4973
    @charlestessier4973 5 months ago +249

    This is clearly my favorite content on this channel, I love these architectural tours.

  • @Dayvit78
    @Dayvit78 5 months ago +110

    This guy never fails to deliver. I'm not a big fan of modernism, but I really appreciate showcasing the variety of buildings in NYC. Thank you!

  • @jencorde
    @jencorde 2 months ago +28

    AD- the people need more historical walking tours with Mr. Wyetzner, please & thank youuuu!

  • @fatoye
    @fatoye 5 months ago +21

    "There are four chimneys, two of which are actually fake, place there just for symmetry's sake." BARS 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • @EdDunkle
    @EdDunkle 5 months ago +126

    If you haven't already done it, I'd love to see a history of NY industrial loft spaces. I remember seeing some amazing, hardscrabble spaces in Dumbo which I think were being squatted at. Now all the lofts are crazy expensive, but back in the 1970's and '80's you could get vast spaces for cheap.

    • @bennettzug
      @bennettzug 5 months ago

      they’ve been over it briefly, maybe in the one about apartment styles?

    • @serafinacosta7118
      @serafinacosta7118 5 months ago +2

      Bloomberg published a series on it. It’s posted out there . Something about iconic global houses . The NYC loft was one of the first in the series.

    • @seattlebeard
      @seattlebeard 5 months ago +4

      Google: "How the New York Loft Reclaimed Industrial Grit as Urban Luxury"

  • @civlyzed
    @civlyzed 5 months ago +44

    I always enjoy watching Mr. Wyetzner's videos.

  • @dcoughla681
    @dcoughla681 5 months ago +21

    This is fascinating. Please make it a series! I would love for Mr Wyetzner to do a tour of Art Deco buildings as this style is synonymous with New York.

  • @jarredschwandner4115
    @jarredschwandner4115 5 months ago +28

    He's a great presenter and such interesting topics. Lovely to watch and learn more about New York

  • @lauramiller3423
    @lauramiller3423 5 months ago +15

    I lived in New York for a time and have visited on many occasions and I feel like these architecture videos are opening my eyes to things I was always blind to or never took the time to appreciate. I absolutely love learning the history of the city in this way.

  • @user-hp1sr8jk3w
    @user-hp1sr8jk3w 5 months ago +28

    I love the history of architecture. I hope you will provide more of this type of program on the channel. I would enjoy seeing other cities too.

  • @jgt2598
    @jgt2598 3 months ago +3

    That modernist architecture was so futuristic that a person born 8 DECADES later couldn't easily tell it wasn't contemporary. I hope someone today is designing something so futuristic that people in the 2100s think it was built in the 2090s.
    Also the 27 floor level 3 story penthouse is basically the answer to "what if a building was made entirely of trip hazards".

  • @MariaVosa
    @MariaVosa 5 months ago +14

    I'd love to see these kind of walking tours of other US cities as well!

  • @rhondahaydock946
    @rhondahaydock946 5 months ago +36

    I’d love to see more of this! It’s so interesting! Thank you!

  • @jamesdellaneve9005
    @jamesdellaneve9005 5 months ago +16

    It’s surprising as to how short the guided age mansions lasted.

    • @anthonypopola5773
      @anthonypopola5773 5 months ago +1

      True, but they were far more beautiful than the modernist garbage….

    • @piusx8317
      @piusx8317 5 months ago +1

      Plenty still stand

    • @vincentgoupil180
      @vincentgoupil180 5 months ago +2

      There were eight banking panics between 1863 and 1913 including the 1893 Panic that finished the Gilded Age.

  • @rudegirlnycloy
    @rudegirlnycloy 5 months ago +20

    Love this. Would be great to see the interiors of these homes too.

  • @dollysprint8923
    @dollysprint8923 5 months ago +7

    Fantastic video, as always. Very sad to see how rundown the Burr and Hamilton houses are.

  • @TheSushmaHomeSellingTeam
    @TheSushmaHomeSellingTeam 5 months ago +7

    Architectural Digest really giving us special content not just about architectures but anything connected to it. 🥰🥰 We appreciate it so much. 💖💖

  • @dingdongrocket
    @dingdongrocket 5 months ago +3

    AD - thank you for funding Wyetzner and crew. They may not garner the amount of views as other AD videos but these have much more significance. Don't stop this style of production. I also like the humble film making style not to many bells and whistle's, when the content is the main focus you dont need that fancy stuff. Theres a lot to digest (pardon the pun) in these videos so slow the pacing a bit so the info can be absorbed.

  • @veroniqueblais5858
    @veroniqueblais5858 5 months ago +4

    WoW AD! What a awesome Holiday gift to give us a walking tour with the great Mr. Wyetzner 😍 thank you!

  • @kittykat490
    @kittykat490 5 months ago +2

    I love these NYC architecture videos so much and always get so excited when I see a new one!!

  • @user-lp3gt8ub3x
    @user-lp3gt8ub3x 5 months ago

    I love these architectural tours SOOO MUCH!!!! Please continue making them!

  • @ianwinkelstern151
    @ianwinkelstern151 5 months ago +4

    Love these walking tours... Always just wish they were longer!

  • @BlueSaphire70
    @BlueSaphire70 5 months ago +4

    I loved this! Thank you for posting it, and please may we have more!

  • @EllaMoranMakeup
    @EllaMoranMakeup 5 months ago +7

    love these series! more, more, more! i lived in a few 18th century brownstones in Manhattan and always wanted to find more history behind each one!

  • @jessicaalfieri2158
    @jessicaalfieri2158 5 months ago

    This is my favourite series of videos to watch at any given time of the day, thank you

  • @jeffreyonemu1426
    @jeffreyonemu1426 5 months ago +1

    Such a beautiful and multi-faceted city. Love these tours.

  • @blazisawesome
    @blazisawesome 5 months ago +11

    Mike is an instant click

  • @claudiamann7111
    @claudiamann7111 5 months ago +1

    Great tour. Always love to see more mansions and fabulous walking tours of New York. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • @MsSherryjh
    @MsSherryjh 5 months ago +1

    Walking around NYC and really looking at the architecture is one of the best things about being able to visit!

  • @jacobbwalters8133
    @jacobbwalters8133 5 months ago +1

    The architectural tours are my favorite AD- keep it up!

  • @alexk8599
    @alexk8599 3 months ago

    Can't express how much I enjoy these NYC architecture videos. More, please!

  • @zl2071
    @zl2071 5 months ago +2

    Your videos are excellent!! You single-handedly have reignited my adoration and fascination for architecture through your videos. Keep making them 😊

  • @isaacacosta9678
    @isaacacosta9678 5 months ago +7

    This is fantastic!!! Keep it going!

  • @smallberries
    @smallberries 5 months ago +1

    Excellent. I love Michael's tours. More please.

  • @alexmic8278
    @alexmic8278 5 months ago +4

    Bravo! This one of the all time best video I've seen on explaining patterns and the story behind what's happening behind it. Thank you so much for uploading this content.

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  • @MrEazyE357
    @MrEazyE357 5 months ago

    I'm so in love with this series. More please!

  • @tracywyman9887
    @tracywyman9887 5 months ago +1

    Excellent tour as always. These are so interesting and informative. More, please.

  • @itsgarrettblake
    @itsgarrettblake 5 months ago +2

    I love these videos, every one of them are fascinating!

  • @joegordon5117
    @joegordon5117 5 months ago +3

    Thank you for this, really enjoyed it - living in Edinburgh I'm used to the idea of walking past many centuries-worth of different architecture, but when I think of Manhattan, although I would have thought of Victorian-era townhouses I had no idea some older ones like the Burr and Hamilton ones still survived in modern Manhattan, so that was rather lovely to find out!

  • @BigSkyJason
    @BigSkyJason 5 months ago +1

    This is by far the best recurring thing on this channel.

  • @catherine1057
    @catherine1057 5 months ago +1

    Fascinating, thank you. Oh definitely more please

  • @Baddy67110
    @Baddy67110 4 months ago

    Amazing tour, I really love the architect presenting, he's an amazing communicator !

  • @sharonaileen5650
    @sharonaileen5650 5 months ago

    Yes please! More. It’s fascinating!

  • @jacksarrubbo
    @jacksarrubbo 2 months ago

    Your videos are crafted extremely well and encapsulate tons of knowledge about the topic. I am so glad I found your channel and can learn more about all types of architecture!

  • @Bexinbos
    @Bexinbos 5 months ago +1

    Loved this! Please add more NYC mansions!

  • @gilliansheppard5383
    @gilliansheppard5383 5 months ago

    i love the vibes of this city tour video!

  • @levistubbs8949
    @levistubbs8949 3 months ago

    Definitely would love to see more, absolutely fascinating !

  • @mylesrosenthal4922
    @mylesrosenthal4922 5 months ago +2

    I do love all kinds of Architects, and Buildings.😄

  • @dennyluster3089
    @dennyluster3089 3 months ago

    Awesome job with the video content and explanations for those of us who appreciate architecture but don’t have the academic knowledge behind it! Thank you!

  • @mbyahyaa
    @mbyahyaa 5 months ago

    AD is one of the most amazing architecture channel on RUclips.🤩

  • @CB-jz2dn
    @CB-jz2dn 5 months ago +2

    What a great classroom 'current'/ historical events' study and field trip for the elementary and junior high students. I attended Andrew Jackson High School in the 60s and would have loved to take a course in New York Archtectural History. Thank you!

  • @crin28
    @crin28 4 months ago

    Absolutely love these videos. More please!

  • @j.k8833
    @j.k8833 5 months ago +6

    I'd like to see some more videos like this 👍🏼

  • @kendraw.6999
    @kendraw.6999 5 months ago

    Yes, would definitely would like to see more! Great tour.

  • @emakaraj8367
    @emakaraj8367 5 months ago


  • @olgadelmolino8711
    @olgadelmolino8711 5 months ago

    Love this episode. Many thanks! ❤❤❤

  • @brawnbenson552
    @brawnbenson552 5 months ago

    Yes!……….Please keep the excellent content coming!❤

  • @galaxy_mosaic3587
    @galaxy_mosaic3587 5 months ago +2

    really interesting history and analysis. thank you. yes, the mansions and context in art/architecture history are interesting

  • @adamhaziqsalleh
    @adamhaziqsalleh 5 months ago

    Love videos with Mr Wyetzner. More please

  • @mygeorgiaokeeffe
    @mygeorgiaokeeffe 4 months ago

    Exceptionally well done. More, please.

  • @PamZatt
    @PamZatt 3 months ago

    Very well done, would love to hear more! ❤

  • @andthewinneris3953
    @andthewinneris3953 5 months ago +1

    Love these video's! And yes I want to see all the NYC mansions and historical buildings! Please let us know which ones we can tour as well.

  • @jeffs8614
    @jeffs8614 4 months ago

    I love the idea of the walking tour - please do more. This guy is great - knowledgable, informative, and easy to listen to. I would love to learn more........thanks,,,,,,

  • @RachelAnn
    @RachelAnn 4 months ago

    Fantastic tour! Would love to see more of the design history of NYC.

  • @kkonabill95
    @kkonabill95 5 months ago

    Yes please keep making more of these

  • @WandaLane-nu7pf
    @WandaLane-nu7pf 5 months ago

    Yes, please! More videos!🎉

  • @6erise645
    @6erise645 5 months ago

    Love this serie! Please more episodes

  • @abigailpyke5955
    @abigailpyke5955 5 months ago

    These videos are so excellent!

  • @mancroft
    @mancroft 5 months ago +1

    Fascinating. Thank you.

  • @kyleh698
    @kyleh698 5 months ago

    That was so nice and enjoyable! thank you

  • @adventureswithwonu4467

    I didn’t know these beautiful locations existed in NYC, happy to be moving back soon and discover the city with new eyes

  • @aprilp660
    @aprilp660 5 months ago +4

    Would love a video recommending an itinerary for a architecture day tour in NYC

  • @HomeAtLast501
    @HomeAtLast501 4 months ago

    This is a superb video --- I encourage AD to do more of these educational/instructional videos, rather than just the house tours.

  • @heatherrblack
    @heatherrblack 4 months ago +1

    More mansions please 😊 This was great!

  • @afeavojohnson7753
    @afeavojohnson7753 5 months ago +1

    Yes please!!!!!! So wonderful 💯💯💯

  • @BrandonDoyleMN
    @BrandonDoyleMN 5 months ago +2


  • @briansieve
    @briansieve 5 months ago

    Thank you thank you thank you for distinguishing between modern and contemporary.

  • @mdeeaonetwothree5162
    @mdeeaonetwothree5162 5 months ago

    I love this guy. He knows so much and yet is accessible

  • @lynnblack6493
    @lynnblack6493 3 months ago

    Enjoyed this very much. Evolution always worth noting and explaining

  • @breyta.
    @breyta. 5 months ago +1

    Great tour. I would love to see more

  • @pamelak.johnson2479
    @pamelak.johnson2479 5 months ago

    That was a whole education and a pure delight!

  • @deftlefthand9964
    @deftlefthand9964 5 months ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed this. Thx!

  • @lindabarnes4128
    @lindabarnes4128 5 months ago +3

    Fascinating stories of great New York architecture with factual reference. Yes, please more walking tours! If you have anyaccompanying interior photos, that would further enhance the tour.

    • @jocelynsmyth6604
      @jocelynsmyth6604 5 months ago +1

      I always love seeing the floorplans - I'm such a floor plan junkie

  • @gustavomiron6043
    @gustavomiron6043 5 months ago +1

    Love this.... Thank you!!!

  • @learnenglishwithdayamudra704

    I adore Michael's videos.

  • @marcosargen3729
    @marcosargen3729 5 months ago +1

    Great series!

  • @kimberlypotts8922
    @kimberlypotts8922 3 months ago

    Yes, please. Great job.

  • @bcookmusic
    @bcookmusic 5 months ago

    Fantastic! More pls

  • @MicaRayan
    @MicaRayan 5 months ago

    What an exquisite NYC architecture styles

  • @jj-if6it
    @jj-if6it 3 months ago

    So interesting! You show us stuff we've never seen before

  • @AwayGoalRule
    @AwayGoalRule 5 months ago

    Amazing. Would love to see this same series but in Brooklyn: the Slope, Washington Ave, Ditmas Park, Bklyn Heights etc.

  • @donnafuller3029
    @donnafuller3029 5 months ago +3

    I love this!❤ Thank you. More please😊

  • @CasaAnKanMiami
    @CasaAnKanMiami 5 months ago +1

    Amazing video!

  • @heinkle1
    @heinkle1 3 months ago +1

    Great to see a Lamy Safari fountain pen in use for your sketching

  • @theophaneantipater6333

    The Kramer house is an incredible concept !

  • @MarilynBruno
    @MarilynBruno 4 months ago

    Wonderful !

  • @cristolui718
    @cristolui718 5 months ago

    Awesome. More NY presentations are welcomed