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.
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
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
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:30-8 pm
Jason Barr Book Talk
Building the Skyline
The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers
Oxford University Press, 2016
Jason M. Barr is an associate professor of economics at Rutgers University – Newark whose areas of interests include urban economics, New York City history, and computational economics. He has taught economics at Rutgers, Dartmouth College, and Columbia University.
All book talks are free and open to the public. The gallery opens at 6:00pm.
All guests must RSVP to email@example.com 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.
UPCOMING FAMILY PROGRAMS
JOE AND THE SKYSCRAPER
July 9, 2016
10:30 – 11:45 AM
Young learners will be introduced to the basics of architecture through a group reading of Dietrich Neumann's picture book Joe and the Skyscraper about a boy who worked on the construction of the Empire State Building. After the story, the young architects will design their very own skyscraper using different materials. Ages 3+. RSVP required.
The Museum is a participating member of the Downtown Culture Pass.
The Skyscraper Museum supports the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance