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.
THE SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM: PHOTOGRAPHS
On March 1st, 2004 we inaugurated our extraordinary new home, brilliantly designed by Roger Duffy of the internationally-based architecture firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP). The SOM design is a dazzling work of contemporary architecture featuring a permanent gallery for the core exhibit Skyscraper/City, a gallery for changing exhibitions, a bookstore, and a mezzanine for staff offices. The design features polished stainless-steel floors and ceilings that reflect the floor-to-ceiling exhibition cases into endless verticals, generating a sense of towering volumes. A large-scale "light box" by artist James Turrell will form the Museum's entrance. This will be Turrell's first outdoor public artwork in New York, and it will be an icon of light and hope in the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan.
The following photographers have documented the architecture of the new gallery by SOM.
Photo courtesy Robert Polidori
LAUNCH POLIDORI SLIDESHOW
Photo courtesy Richard Berenholtz
LAUNCH BERENHOLTZ SLIDESHOW
Photo courtesy Grant Peterson
LAUNCH PETERSON SLIDESHOW