RESIDENTIAL RISING: Lower Manhattan since 9/11



The Skyscraper Museum would like to thank the many individuals, firms, and institutions who aided our research, answered queries, and helped with the models, drawings, and photography in the exhibition:

Meaghan Lloyd and Megan Meulmans of Frank Gehry Partners; at Herzog & De Meuron, Donald Mak and Mehmet Noyan; at COOKFOX, Rick Cook and Jared Gilbert; at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Paul Whalen, Dan Lobitz, Gemma Kim, Andy Jimison and Xenia Tiajoloff; at Pelli Clarke & Partners, Rafael Pelli, Fred Clarke, and Magdalena Kowalska; Raymond Lee at Rafael Vinoly Architects; at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Rob Whitlock, Franz Prinsloo, and John Chu; at JAHN, Philip Castillo and Binky Spolarich; and at Adjaye Associates, Marc McQuade, Marissa Glauberman, and Khayri Forde. Stephen Hill and David West of Hill West were especially generous with their time in helping us understand the complexities of zoning and site planning downtown. Likewise, Elisa Orlanski Ours, the Chief Planning & Design Officer at the Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, helped us understand the landscape of development downtown.

Among the many amazing teams of model makers, physical and digital, of the buildings represented in the show, we thank especially Michael Kennedy and James Scott at Kennedy Fabrications; Ed Wood and John Shimkus at Radii; Keith Bomely, Jonathan Doyle, Johnny Petley at DBOX.

We are particularly grateful to the team at the NYC Department of City Planning, Population Division, and especially Director Arun Peter Lobo for his expertise and generosity in supplying the Museum with comparable data for our Downtown study across the decades and for helping us understand it.

Among the owners and companies who developed the new and converted residential buildings represented in the exhibition, we are grateful for the help of Izak Senbahar and Alyssa Korotkin at Alexico Group; Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties; Richard Dubrow at Macklowe Properties; Scott Avram and Pam Horn at Lightstone; for 25 Park Row, The Friedman Family and Laura Rog of L+ M Development; and Victor Barbenes at Bizzi & Partners.

Reprographics: Special thanks to Chris Estéban of A. Estéban & Company.
Installation: Konstantinos Stamatiou.

The Skyscraper Museum

Curation and Content: Carol Willis, Founding Director
Installation Design and Graphics: Jean Im
Online exhibition: Leonardo Tamargo

The Skyscraper Museum Team

Video: Nina Marqueti; Research and support: Sebastian Bielski, Daniel Borrero, Viridiana Deliberto, Daniela Finlay, Dora Hauache, Stephanie Montalti, Erinma Onyewuchi

Media Coverage for Residential Rising


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Residential Rising is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Residential Rising is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.