Web Projects

Since Manhattan Timeformations launched in 1998, the Museum has developed interfaces to explore our historical materials and New York City’s urban environment. These virtual projects enrich the gallery exhibitions and enhance accessibility to our archival collection. Also a powerful educational tool, many of these projects correlate with our resources for educators and students. The projects all seek to further the core principles of the institution: to explore tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence.

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Virtual Wall Street

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Cool Stuff For Kids


Don’t know squat about skyscrapers? Here are five projects to elevate your I.Q.!

Banker’s Trust Archive

The Virtual Archive is a project to identify, inventory, and create a database of important historical records relating to skyscrapers and their urban milieu. The database for the Bankers Trust Collection is the first phase of the project. It has been made possible by generous funding from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

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The Virtual Archive is a long-range effort to collect documents relating to the development, design, construction, operation, and occupation of high-rise buildings. The aim is to preserve a wide range of materials that are not commonly collected by the major archives specializing in architecture and design, or that are in danger of being lost. This material will include records of construction companies, engineers, building owners and managers, trade associations, and other areas. The focus of the pilot study is buildings and resources in New York City.… Read the rest

Banker’s Trust

The Skyscraper Museum’s VIRTUAL ARCHIVE

The Virtual Archive is a project to identify, inventory, and create a database of important historical records relating to skyscrapers and their urban milieu. The database for the Bankers Trust Collection is the first phase of the project. It has been made possible by generous funding from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

The Virtual Archive is a long-range effort to collect documents relating to the development, design, construction, operation, and occupation of high-rise buildings. The aim is to preserve a wide range of materials that are not commonly collected by the major archives specializing in architecture and design, or that are in danger of being lost. This material will include records of construction companies, engineers, building owners and managers, trade associations, and other areas. The focus of the pilot study is buildings and resources in New York City.… Read the rest

VIVA: VISUAL INDEX TO THE VIRTUAL ARCHIVE

Historic postcards of the Empire State Building--and many other New York skyscrapers can be accessed through the Museum's innovative Visual Index to its Virtual Archive, VIVA.

VIVA2: Construction Photographs of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center

The Visual Index to the Virtual Archive 2 is an interactive interface providing access to The Skyscraper Museum's unique collection of more than 1,000 photographs of the construction of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center towers.

Tallest Towers

Click here to launch our interactive TallestTowers diagram.

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