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.
This new institutional skyscraper on the Upper East Side was desigend by SOM and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership and built by Turner Construction. Approved LEED Silver, the research center features fritted glass, sun shading devices, locally manufactured, post-consumer, post-industrial, and non-ozone depleting materials, as well as salvaged and reused construction waste.
Green material efficacy of this sort highlights themes of regional use (diminishing transportation cost and energy use), reuse and recycling, and the environmental effect of the materials themselves.
This concludes our online exhibit walkthrough. We hope you've enjoyed the installation.