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. The earliest date for reopening the gallery is October, pending evaluation. Programs for the fall will be presented as webinars. For questions contact: [email protected]
Meanwhile, please visit SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM FROM HOME for videos of programs, virtual exhibitions, school lesson plans, and more.
NEW: READ THE FULL CONTENT of the exhibition HOUSING DENSITY: FROM TENEMENTS TO TOWERS in a single PDF HERE
How tall is Supertall? The Skyscraper Museum sets its benchmark high: 1,250 feet/ 380 meters, the height of the 1931 Empire State Building. Despite an upsurge in Supertalls during the last decade, towers this tall remain exceptional: our survey counts 58.
SUPERTALL! 2020 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...