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 descripton 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.
Call 212.968.1961 for information on upcoming lectures, exhibitions, walking tours, and membership. Subscribe to our newsletter by emailing programs[AT]skyscraper.org.
October 7, 1:00 PM | Walking Tour of the Garment District
Exhibition curator Andrew S. Dolkart will lead a 90-minute walking tour of the Garment District, focusing on the history of the key developers and architectural firms who designed and built in the 1920s the high-rise lofts and showrooms that constitute the greatest concentration of skyscraper factories in the world.
The meeting place will be sent with the confirmed reservation. This event is limited to 25 people. Museum Members receive priority reservations. Tickets for non-members is $25. For reservations and questions, please emailRSVP@skyscraper.org.
October 9, 6:30 PM | Susan Tunick and Andrew S. Dolkart Lecture
Andrew Dolkart, guest curator for URBAN FABRIC, and Susan Tunick are co-authors of George & Edward Blum: Texture and Design in New York Apartment House Architecture (1986). They will expand their close study of the firm’s characteristic aesthetics, focusing on their commercial loft buildings in this illustrated lecture, “Almost Anonymous & Ubiquitous: George & Edward Blum’s Speculative Architecture.”
October 15, 6:00 PM | WOHA: Breathing Architecture: Richard Hassell Lecture
at Edmond J. Safra Hall, Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place across the street from The Skyscraper Museum
The Skyscraper Museum introduces a new lecture series WHAT’S UP? which will highlight innovative high-rise architecture around the world. The series starts with the work of WOHA, an internationally-acclaimed practice based in Singapore, established in 1994 by Richard Hassell and Wong Mun Summ. With a particular focus on Asia and the tropics, WOHA explores architectural strategies in response to contemporary issues of urbanization, density, sustainability, and climate. Their award-winning 69-story skyscraper in the heart of Bangkok, The Met, is a naturally-ventilated green tower that employs both public and private sky terraces and gardens in a new model for high-density urbanism.
UPCOMING FAMILY PROGRAMS
SO SEW TALL
October 6, 2012
10:30 – 11:45 AM
Children and families will learn about the Garment District factories that once produced the largest volume of women’s wear in the country. Engaging with the URBAN FABRIC exhibition, activities will explore factory designs, original functions, production methods, and current uses. Using a variety of materials, kids will get to be architects and builders of their own factories and organize the production of their own product! Held in conjunction with openhousenewyork. Ages 7+.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME WORKSHOP
October 20, 2012
10:30 – 11:45 AM
Are you still deciding what to be for Halloween? Why not be the tallest thing around: a skyscraper! Come make a Halloween costume that resembles your favorite skyscraper. Ages 6+.
November 10, 2012
10:30 – 11:45 AM
Architect Yves Roger leads another wonderful hands-on workshop, where, inspired by images, vintage film and models of actual skyscrapers of the past and present, kids make their own soaring structures. Ages 9-13.
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