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.
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
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:30-8 pm
Peter L. Laurence Book Talk
Becoming Jane Jacobs
University of Pennsylvania Press (2016)
Jane Jacobs was born on May 4, 1916. Forty-five years later, she published The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which she wrote between 1958 and 1961, and which stands today of the most influential books on urbanism ever written. The Skyscraper Museum celebrates Jacobs’s birthday and the beginning of her centennial year with a talk by Prof. Peter Laurence on his new book, Becoming Jane Jacobs, an intellectual biography that focuses on Jacobs's early life and writing career leading up to her great book.
In praise of Laurence’s work, urban historian Robert Fishman observes: “Jane Jacobs taught the world to perceive the city with new eyes, but she first had to teach herself to see. In this superbly researched and wonderfully original book, Peter L. Laurence for the first time reveals the depth and complexity of Jacobs's self-education…. This book is both a worthy tribute to Jacobs's genius and a brilliant exposition of the broader context of designs and ideas that made her work possible."
Peter L. Laurence is director of graduate studies in architecture and associate professor of architectural history, theory, and design at Clemson University School of Architecture.
All book talks are free and open to the public. The gallery opens at 6:00pm.
All guests must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.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. Non-member RSVPs will not be confirmed until May 4.
UPCOMING FAMILY PROGRAMS
May 14, 2016
10:30 – 11:45 AM
After a tour of our exhibit on tropical towers in Southeast Asia, kids will work together as they plan to make New York a more green, sustainable city. Learning about the effect of the environment on the city, kids will be challenged to make New York sustainable and resilient for generations to come. Are you up for the challenge! Ages 5+. RSVP required.
The Museum is a participating member of the Downtown Culture Pass.
The Skyscraper Museum supports the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance