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 the early 20th century, New York artists imagined a future city of crowded towers connected by upper-level pedestrian bridges. In the 1960s, Hong Kong began to develop a system of elevated bridges that realized the prophecies of New York architects. The first bridges were created by the private developers of Hongkong Land to connect their properties. The Hong Kong government encouraged the practice of linking transit to commercial buildings.