Skyscraper Museum, New York City

2.4
#55 of 65 in Museums in New York City
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.
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  • July 30, 2017
    The museum is small and focuses on the history of skyscrapers in New York. The displays are uninspired and focus solely on the history of when skyscrapers appeared in NYC. I was hoping for a display o...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    I was excited to visit since I am into engineering & architecture. Unfortunately this museum is on the boring side. Mostly pictures and captions, A few interesting models of building (techniques). How...  more »
  • May 29, 2017
    I didn't have any high expectations but hoped that the Museum would be educational and inspiring would take up history and building technology. Had been looking forward to a little geeky facts and ritningarsom may not fit all. Unfortunately turned out to be a museum be rooms where the majority was a special exhibition about the early development until 1900. Some images and text found on the walls but nothing that can't be read better on the Web. Models were not available, only the twin towers were. No update with important new scrapers, such as Park avenue 432. Can intee recommend this musuem, cheap (5USD) but not even worth it.
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  • June 27, 2017
    Super cool museum in BPC! The curator-led tour was awesome, and the exhibits were unique and interesting!
  • June 25, 2017
    Great small museum for those with a love of architecture. Worth a drop in. Not sure if anyone knows about it was empty when we went.
  • May 3, 2017
    Very nice place, it gives you information about engineering of sky scapper building in new York as well as from rest of world. Decent place, not crowded.
  • July 1, 2017
    Interesting view of the world's skyscrapers. For architecture nerds.
  • May 12, 2017
    Really engaging exhibits, at a very cheap price. Almost empty when I was there, spent about an hour looking around

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