Upcoming Programs

The book talks and lectures below are held at The Skyscraper Museum from 6:30-8 pm and are free of charge, except when noted. The gallery and exhibition are open for viewing from 6 pm. To assure admittance, guests must either use the RSVP form on this site or send an email to [email protected] with the name of the program you would like to attend.

Please be aware that reservation priority is given to Members and employees of Corporate Members of The Skyscraper Museum. Not a member? Become a Museum member today!

Book Talks continue to be presented as webinars. Past lectures are posted on our website and YouTube channel for full online access. Curator's tours are held in-person in the gallery.

Curator’s Tour of SUPERTALL!

RSVP Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM
The Museum’s director, Carol Willis, will offer a gallery tour of SUPERTALL 2021 that surveys 58 supertalls worldwide and highlights a dozen recently completed towers that represent some of the most stunning new forms and innovative approaches to structural engineering around the world today.

BPC South Neighborhood Walking Tour 1

RSVP Thu, Jun 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Tour 1 on June 9 at 4pm, which will be repeated on June 24, explores Battery Park City’s southern district, which is home to the Skyscraper Museum and includes some of BPC’s earliest landscapes and infrastructure, as well as the residential enclaves built in the 1990s that followed the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. We will visit historic Pier A, Wagner Park, and South Cove, as well as the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951, and learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of BPCA.

This tour will meet at The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl.

CONSTRUCTION HISTORY ROUNDTABLE:
Work in Progress

RSVP Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 5:30 PM
The sixth session of the 2022 Construction History lecture series Work in Progress brings together the key presenters and the additional speakers for a virtual roundtable review and discussion of what we learned from the talks and what framing questions should be applied in future research and scholarship.

BPC South Neighborhood Walking Tour 1 (Repeat)

RSVP Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Tour 1 on June 24 at 4pm explores Battery Park City’s southern district, which is home to the Skyscraper Museum and includes some of BPC’s earliest landscapes and infrastructure, including the residential enclaves built in the 1990s that followed the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. We will visit historic Pier A, Wagner Park, and South Cove, as well as the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951. We will also learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of the BPC Authority.

This tour will meet at The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place.

BPC Business Core Walking Tour 2

RSVP Thu, Jul 7, 2022 at 4:00 PM
The second of the Museum’s three thematic walking tours of Battery Park City, on July 7 at 4pm, covers the middle zone of the commercial core with its 1980s skyscrapers of the original World Financial Center (now Brookfield Place) by architect Cesar Pelli, as well as the expansive North Cove Marina and its public realm. Tour 2 will be repeated on July 15 at 4pm. This walk investigates how the planning concept of public-private partnership was both the principle and economic engine of the Battery Park City project and how the goal of opening the waterfront to public access and reacreation was realized over three decades.

This tour will meet under the palm trees at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

BPC Business Core Walking Tour 2 (Repeat)

RSVP Fri, Jul 15, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Tour 2 of the Museum’s three thematic walking tours of Battery Park City, held on Friday, July 15 at 4pm, focuses on the commercial core with its 1980s skyscrapers of the original World Financial Center (now Brookfield Place) designed by architect Cesar Pelli, as well as the expansive North Cove Marina and its public realm. This walk investigates how the planning concept of public-private partnership was both the principle and economic engine of the Battery Park City project and how the goals of opening the waterfront to public access and recreation were realized over three decades.

This tour will meet under the palm trees at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

BPC North Neighborhood Walking Tour

Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 4:00 PM
The third of the Museum’s three thematic walking tours of Battery Park City, on July 28 at 4pm, covers the north residential neighborhood, which was developed in several phases, beginning with Stuyvesant High School at the northeast edge and the esplanade and Rockefeller Park along the Hudson. A diagonal avenue lined with apartment buildings creates one face of the neighborhood, while the inner courts of the large blocks are connected by the delightful Teardrop Park. Located two blocks from ground zero, we will also explore the history and design of the Irish Hunger Memorial completed in 2001. Tour 3 will be repeated on August 12 at 4pm.

This tour will meet at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

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