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
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. The basic, yet complex principles of the economics, engineering, and design of this new type of super-slender towers were detailed in The Skyscraper Museum’s 2013/14 exhibition SKY HIGH & the Logic of Luxury, and have been revisited for an updated web-feature that presents line-ups, charts, images, and detailed information on 18 slender skyscrapers that in May 2016 are either completer or in early stages of construction.
Click here to view NEW YORK'S SUPER-SLENDERS
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 3:00 pm
Director and curator Carol Willis will lead a curator's tour of the museum's new exhibition GARDEN CITY | MEGA CITY. Curators tours are free with admission. No RSVP required.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:30-8 pm
Judith Dupré Book Talk
Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Best-selling Skyscrapers author Judith Dupré chronicles the rise of One World Trade Center from the building's groundbreaking design and engineering, through the initial excavation to the final placement of the spire. For this first “authorized biography” of the emotion-charged and technically complex project, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey granted Dupré unprecedented access to the World Trade Center site, suppliers, and archives. Rich with hundreds of photographs, drawings, models, and plans, including a timeline of construction milestones and annotated 360-degree views from the One World Observatory, the book captures the hope, resiliency, and pride of those who built it.
Judith Dupré writes about art and architecture. The many editions of Skyscrapers have been a publishing phenom and a worldwide bestseller. Above all, she seeks to engage and delight those who profess "not to know much" about 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.
UPCOMING FAMILY PROGRAMS
May 28, 2016
10:30 – 11:45 AM
People look up to see a skyline, but after this workshop, visitors to the Museum will be able to view skyscrapers by looking down. Intended for visitors 4 and older, the program will have each child sketch a blueprint for a familiar building, then go outside to draw their designs in colorful chalk on the sidewalk: an instant cityscape. All ages. RSVP required.
The Museum is a participating member of the Downtown Culture Pass.
The Skyscraper Museum supports the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance