The Skyscraper Museum
The Skyscraper Museum


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. All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible.

The museum's administrative office will be closed on Labor Day, September 7.


CURRENT EXHIBITION

TEN TOPS

Featured

On view through October 2015

Distinctive tops that add extra height to high-rises have been characteristic of New York skyscrapers from the first tall office buildings in the 1870s. The word skyscraper, after all, evokes both aerial height and a slender silhouette. The romance of Manhattan's towers has been the inspiration and touchstone for a worldwide surge of signature tops.

TEN TOPS focuses on a group of the world's tallest buildings: 100 stories and higher. TEN TOPS peers into their uppermost floors and analyzes the architectural features they share, including observation decks, luxury hotels and restaurants, distinctive crowns and night illumination, as well as the engineering and construction challenges of erecting such complex and astonishing structures.

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TEN TOPS is sponsored by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.

TOP TEN LISTS, LISTS, LISTS!!!
Do you love lists? View our Alternative TOP TENS.

HERE’S OUR LATEST LIST: NEW YORK’S TALLEST RESIDENTIAL TOWERS





UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 3:30-5:30 pm

FREE Educator Open House

Tour our current exhibition TEN TOPS.

Meet with Museum Educators and explore ways to integrate our collections and online resources into your classroom.

Learn about our FREE Lesson Plans & Tower Tubes.

Please RSVP by calling 212-945-6324 or emailing education@skyscraper.org

Open House attendees receive a $35 tour fee waiver!




Friday, September 18, 2015 3:00 pm

Curator's Tour

Director and curator Carol Willis will lead a curator's tour of the museum's new exhibition TEN TOPS. Curators tours are free with admission. No RSVP required.





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UPCOMING FAMILY PROGRAMS


TENSEGRITY MODEL WORKSHOP
September 12, 2015
10:30 – 11:45 AM
What is tensegrity? It's a structural principle based on compression and tension! In this hands-on workshop, kids will learn about the forces of tension and compression through a series of experiments. Kids will build their own tensegrity models while learning some history along the way. Ages 8-14. RSVP required.




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