Instructions for Architextour:
Make sure you are starting the tour on the northeast corner of 14th Street and 8th Avenue.
Text the word START (just the word only) to 917 746-5999.
You will then be prompted to walk to each of the sites listed on the map (which you can get by either visiting www.architextour.com/map or texting the word MAP.)
At each stop, look for a number located somewhere on the site. It could be a date on a plaque, or a phone number, a sign or even a door code.
Just remember though: the number will NEVER be the address. (Or any part of the address.) When u find the number, text it back (no words, just the digits) to 917-746-5999.
If you guessed correctly, you will receive a series of text messages describing the history of the site. If u don’t get a reply after 1 minute or so, try again!
NOTE: Some cell phones or services take longer to receive the text messages, so be patient! You may need to wait up to 1 minute.
Stumped? Just text the word HINT plus the site’s number on the map key for a clue. (E.g., text HINT 1 for the number at 80 8th Ave, HINT 2 for 120 West 14 St, etc.)
Still having trouble? Check that you typed in the number or word correctly, and try again.
Finally, the tour will take around 2 hours to complete. For a shorter version (about 1 hour), start tour at Site 4 (33 Union Square West, btwn 16 & 17 Sts). Just make sure u text the word HISTORY first when you arrive at this site.