The Skyscraper Museum
The Skyscraper Museum


Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs and publications, the Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. For a description of the gallery and for photos of the space, please visit our Photo Slideshows page.

The Skyscraper Museum is located in lower Manhattan's Battery Park City at 39 Battery Place. Museum hours are 12-6 PM, Wednesday-Sunday.

General admission is $5, $2.50 for students and seniors. Click here for directions to the Museum. All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible.


CURRENT EXHIBITION



Our new exhibition, GARDEN CITY | MEGA CITY: RETHINKING CITIES FOR THE AGE OF GLOBAL WARMING is now open!

The exhibition features the work of WOHA, the Singapore architects whose tropical towers, enveloped by nature, create vertical villages with sky gardens, breeze-ways, and elevated parks. WOHA’s work rethinks urban life in Singapore and beyond, offering high-density, high-amenity housing and urban commercial centers that create highly social, sustainable, and garden-filled cities.

IN THE MEDIA



skyscrapers, One57, 111 West 57th Street, 432 Park Avenue, 520 Park Avenue, Central Park Tower, 220 Central Park South, 53W53rd, 100 E 53rd Street, Sky House, 45 E 22nd Street, One Madison, 35 Hudson Yards, 56 Leonard, 30 Park Place, 111 Murray Street, 125 Greenwich Street, 50 West Street, 9 DeKalb, new york architecture, nyc skyscrapers, luxury residential, residential skyscraper, new york's super-slenders, slender skyscrapers

​The Skyscraper Museum has created a new web project that explains an emerging form in skyscraper history that has evolved in New York over the past decade:  the super-slender, ultra luxury residential tower. These pencil-thin periscopes — all 50 to 90+ stories — use a development and design strategy of slenderness to pile their city-regulated maximum square feet of floor area (FAR) as high in the sky to as possible to create luxury apartments defined by spectacular views.

Click here to view NEW YORK'S SUPER-SLENDERS



UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:30-8 pm

The Bowery Boys Book Talk

Adventures in Old New York

Ulysses Press, 2016

If you are a fan of the Bowery Boys podcasts, you'll be excited at the opportunity to see the engaging pair in person, with pictures, in a talk about their new book Adventures in Old New York. Greg Young and Tom Meyers, co-founders of the popular podcasts, have for the first time published on paper their most engaging stories, covering historic neighborhoods of Manhattan, exploring well-known destinations and hidden gems that will surprise and enthrall even lifetime New Yorkers who consider themselves history buffs.

​Greg Young​ has worked for many years in the music industry and has also written for ​New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly​​, and ​​Esquire​​. In 2007 he cofounded the ​​Bowery Boys: New York City History​​ podcast and blog, along with ​ Tom Meyers , founder, editor and chief hotel reviewer of the budget travel website EuroCheapo.com.

All book talks are free and open to the public. The gallery opens at 6:00pm.

All guests must RSVP to programs@skyscraper.org to assure admittance. Please be aware that reservation priority is given to members of The Skyscraper Museum. For this event, Museum Members and Corporate Members will receive priority.




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UPCOMING FAMILY PROGRAMS

SHOEBOX GREEN ROOF
July 23, 2016
10:30 – 11:45 AM
Combining close observation of our current exhibit GARDEN CITY | MEGA CITY and a discussion of green roofs in NYC, young landscape architects will learn about planted roofs and develop their own designs! Children will decorate their shoebox building before grass seeds are planted inside, creating a green roof to take home. Ages 8+. RSVP required.




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The Museum is a participating member of the Downtown Culture Pass.

   The Skyscraper Museum supports the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance