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.


CURRENT EXHIBITION



Our new exhibition, GARDEN CITY | MEGA CITY: RETHINKING CITIES FOR THE AGE OF GLOBAL WARMING is now open!

The exhibition features the work of WOHA, the Singapore architects whose tropical towers, enveloped by nature, create vertical villages with sky gardens, breeze-ways, and elevated parks. WOHA’s work rethinks urban life in Singapore and beyond, offering high-density, high-amenity housing and urban commercial centers that create highly social, sustainable, and garden-filled cities.

IN THE MEDIA



skyscrapers, One57, 111 West 57th Street, 432 Park Avenue, 520 Park Avenue, Central Park Tower, 220 Central Park South, 53W53rd, 100 E 53rd Street, Sky House, 45 E 22nd Street, One Madison, 35 Hudson Yards, 56 Leonard, 30 Park Place, 111 Murray Street, 125 Greenwich Street, 50 West Street, 9 DeKalb, new york architecture, nyc skyscrapers, luxury residential, residential skyscraper, new york's super-slenders, slender skyscrapers

​The Skyscraper Museum has created a new web project that explains an emerging form in skyscraper history that has evolved in New York over the past decade:  the super-slender, ultra luxury residential tower. These pencil-thin periscopes — all 50 to 90+ stories — use a development and design strategy of slenderness to pile their city-regulated maximum square feet of floor area (FAR) as high in the sky to as possible to create luxury apartments defined by spectacular views.

Click here to view NEW YORK'S SUPER-SLENDERS



UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:30-8 pm

Jason Barr Book Talk

Building the Skyline
The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Oxford University Press, 2016

The Manhattan skyline is one of the great wonders of the modern world. But how and why did it form? Jason M. Barr’s book Building the Skyline explores the economic forces that shaped our high-rise history. Barr chronicles the economic history of the Manhattan skyline from colonial times through the rise of the skyscraper, both downtown and in midtown, along the way debunking some popular misconceptions such as “geology is geography” on the determinative role of bedrock. Investigating of the impetus for the extraordinary levels of skyscraper construction during the Roaring Twenties, the book argues that the boom was largely a rational response to the rapidly expanding economic growth of the nation and city.​ The final chapter investigates the value of Manhattan Island and the relationship between skyscrapers and land prices.​


​Jason M. Barr​​ is an associate professor of economics at Rutgers University – Newark whose areas of interests include urban economics, New York City history, and computational economics. He has taught economics at Rutgers, Dartmouth College, and Columbia University.

All book talks are free and open to the public. The gallery opens at 6:00pm.

All guests must RSVP to programs@skyscraper.org to assure admittance. Please be aware that reservation priority is given to members of The Skyscraper Museum. For this event, Museum Members and Corporate Members will receive priority.


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UPCOMING FAMILY PROGRAMS

RE-IMAGINING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
June 25, 2016
10:30 – 11:45 AM
Green Architecture and creating sustainable skyscrapers is a growing movement. WOHA, an architecture firm from Singapore, has erected green towers in their city. In this Family Program, young architects will take a short walk up the Hudson River Greenway and sketch One World Trade Center, then re-imagine the building using the themes of WOHA. Ages 5+. RSVP required.




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