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.
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.
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THE WOOLWORTH BUILDING @ 100
Woolworth Building at Night,
April 24, 1913. Library of Congress.
Click here for the press release for WOOLWORTH @ 100
Click here to see ARTINFO's video featuring the Woolworth Building's lobby
June 14, 2013 1PM-5PM
Medieval or Modern?
WOOLWORTH BUILDING CENTENNIAL
In conjunction with the current exhibition The Woolworth Building @ 100, the Skyscraper Museum will present an afternoon of illustrated talks, inquiry, and dialogue inspired by the centennial of New York City’s great Gothic tower, “The Cathedral of Commerce.”
Our distinguished speakers include Mary Beth Betts, Gail Fenske, Joanna Merwood-Salibury, Kevin Murphy, Dietrich Neumann, Suzanne Stephens, and Mary Woods.
This program will be held in the rear lobby of the Woolworth Building.
Building Manager's Tours of the Woolworth Building: TBA
We will be taking RSVPs for members only. For information on Museum membership click here.
UPCOMING FAMILY PROGRAMS
BODY BUILDINGS: WOOLWORTH
May 25, 2013
10:30 - 11:45 AM
Starting with the 100-year-old Woolworth Building, subject of our current exhibition, kids will work together to make a New York City skyline with their silhouettes. Come learn about all different skyscraper shapes and designs by using poster paper to turn your "skeleton frame" into a drawing of your very own building! Ages 3-9.
IN THE MEDIA
October 26, 2012
Museum Director and Curator Carol Willis and Kate Ascher, author of The Heights: The Anatomy of a Skyscraper discussed the history and future of skyscrapers on WNYC's The Leonard Lopate. Click here to listen.
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