The Skyscraper Museum
Book Talks 2010
The Skyscraper Museum

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.


Architectural historian Daniel Abramson focused his 2001 book Skyscraper Rivals: The AIG Building and the Architecture of Wall Street on the spectacular generation of Art Deco towers that mushroomed throughout the financial district in the 1920s. His talk will revisit the rich history his original research uncovered and reflect on the relevance of recent developments on the street. Program is free and open to the public and begins at 6:30 at the Skyscraper Museum. Please RSVP to programs[at]

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The exhibitions and programs of The Skyscraper Museum are supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.