The Skyscraper Museum
The Skyscraper Museum

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.


Monthly lectures to be hosted at 7 World Trade Center
in collaboration with The New York Academy of Sciences
Lectures begin at 6:30 PM. Registration is Required.
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Focusing again on sustainable design and skyscraper urbanism, The Skyscraper Museum's MIXED GREENS lecture series will build on the success of last year’s series “Green Teams” which highlighted the crop of green towers in New York and emphasized the creative collaboration among clients, developers, architects, engineers, builders, and building-systems designers.

MIXED GREENS will feature architects and engineers whose work in Europe, Asia, the U.S., and elsewhere demonstrates the leading edge in sustainable design and technology. The series, which is presented in collaboration with the New York Academy of Sciences, will be hosted in one of New York's newest green towers, the LEED Platinum 7 World Trade Center.

Admission is free for members of The Skyscraper Museum and The New York Academy of Sciences. To register through NYAS, click here. To register through the Museum, email MIXEDGREENS [at] Admission for non-members is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Additional information on Museum membership is available here or by calling 212.945.6324

May 8
ROGER FRECHETTE, Director of MEP Engineering, SOM
RUSSELL GILCHRIST, Director of Technical Architecture, SOM
Zero-Energy Tower, Guangzhou
Upon completion, the Pearl River “Zero-Energy” Tower will become the world’s tallest energy efficient skyscraper. Frechette and Gilchrist discuss achieving maximum efficiency through myriad interwoven systems.


April 5
KEN YEANG, Principal, Llewleyn Davies Yeang
Designing the Green Skyscraper
A pioneer of the “bioclimatic skyscraper” Ken Yeang considers the nature of the site, employing passive, low-energy strategies. Based in Kuala Lumpur and London, Dr. Yeang has been a global leader in promoting an environmental approach to high-rise building.

March 15
HELMUT JAHN, President and CEO, Director of Design, Murphy/Jahn
Marrying engineering efficiencies and structural solutions with dynamic material design has made Helmut Jahn an innovator in energy-conscious high-rises, including the Deutsche Post Tower in Bonn, Germany, and an affordable housing project in Chicago.

February 22
BRANDON HAW, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners
The Sustainable Works of Foster + Partners
Surveying the firm’s international green portfolio, from Frankfurt’s Commerzbank to towers in Riyadh, Shanghai, and Seoul, Brandon Haw will discuss Foster + Partners’ seamless integration of sustainable style with a quest for quality environments.

January 25
ROSS WIMER, Design Partner, SOM
Environmental Contextualism: Strategies for a Dynamic Sustainable Architecture
Ross Wimer, Design Partner in the Chicago office of SOM, discusses his twisting Infinity Tower, a 75-story helix-shaped residential structure now under construction in Dubai, and the planned North Bund complex in Shanghai, illustrating the adaptation of energy-efficient towers in the extremes of climate and local environments.