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 2008, in conjunction with its exhibition Vertical Cities: Hong | Kong New York, The Skyscraper Museum organized the conference Vertical Density | Sustainable Solutions, inviting speakers from Hong Kong to present and discuss the mechanisms and character of their successful urban density. Topics focused on the mass transit and the land-rail model of development, high-rise housing, and multi-level, multi-nodal mixed-use models.
The success of the first conference spawned a reciprocal event in Hong Kong in 2010, Vertical Density: the Public Dimension, which brought New York urbanists to Hong Kong to discuss their city's innovations in the creation and enhancement of public space as a necessary corollary of density. Shanghai, with its expanding skyline, was added to the agenda of comparative study.