About the Museum
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, children under 12 are free. Free for members of the military, police, fire departments, veterans and for visitors who are disabled and their caregivers. Click here for directions to the Museum. All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible.
The Skyscraper Museum is temporarily closed to the public in order to support New York City’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. All tours and programs are also suspended. The earliest date for reopening the gallery is June pending evaluation. For questions contact:[email protected]
Meanwhile, please visit SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM FROM HOME for videos of programs, virtual exhibitions, school lesson plans, and more.
How tall is Supertall? The Museum sets its benchmark high: 1,250 feet/ 380 meters, the height of the Empire State Building. Despite an upsurge in Supertalls during the last decade, towers this tall remain exceptional: our survey counts 58.
This exhibition highlights a dozen of the most extraordinary recent towers, exploring ideas about formal and structural innovation and the place of a signature skyscraper in a master-planned, mixed-use complex that creates community and value both on the ground and in the sky.