The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. 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. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
In 2006,The Skyscraper Museum presented GREEN TOWERS FOR NEW YORK: FROM VISIONARY TO VERNACULAR, an exhibition that surveyed a new generation of skyscrapers recently completed or under construction in New York City that embraced sustainability and green building strategies as a central tenet of their design. Ranging from high-profile corporate headquarters to speculative office towers, and from "green" apartment blocks to mixed-use and institutional projects, these buildings represented a leading-edge of energy efficiency and environmental responsibility for high rise architecture in the U.S. today.In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum organized an 8-lecture series, "GREEN TEAMS: How Sustainability Succeeds in Business" to highlight the creative collaboration among clients, developers, architects, engineers, and building-systems designers who have designed the new generation of high-performance green buildings. The series also explored the dynamic of design and dissemination of green building strategies, asking: Is New York ready to go green on a big scale? What are the mechanisms that support sustainability in a market-driven model?
GREEN TOWERS FOR NEW YORK: From Visionary to Vernacular is supported in part through generous support by Oldcastle Glass® and the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority.