Skyscraper Museum, New York City

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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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  • Quite a small museum but worth an hour of any skyscraper enthusiasts time, agree its not over busy or expensive and 10 minutes or so from Battery Park or World One Trade Centre. Articles, videos and s...  more »
  • Me hats liked, ever was there a few years ago, but asked whether it has evolved, it has, come also some new skyscrapers around the world. I found very good the images and description, and the plastic models. It is processed some of 9/11, and to get it, beautiful impressions from various time periods in New York that all for $5 admission is more than adequate.
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  • No sense of purpose or flow, very unimpressive displays, too much text, not enough Interesting information, frustratingly there were glimpses of more interesting looking exhibits in an area that was c...  more »
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  • Small museum, but interesting if you're interested in the development of New York City and looking for an hour to kill. As long as you don't set high expectations, you'll be happy with what you get. We were underwhelmed by the content, but found it interesting to see the history of how Sky Scrapers took over lower Manhattan and how they ranked compared to the world's tallest buildings over time.
  • Cool architectural models. Great selection of urban planning literature. Clean. Very small museum: only one room of exhibits. Then again it's only $5.00. A must-see if you're into urban studies and city planning topics.
  • Highly recommend visiting this museum in New York if you are interested in skyscrapers or architecture. It's a small museum but amgas tons of interesting displays to look at. It's one of the lesser known museuns in New York so it's quite but I liked that as you could take your time to see the displays and read all of the information.
  • I've been here several times and enjoyed every visit. The place is very small, but packed work a lot of information. There is a small permanent exhibit about the original World Trade Center and lower Manhattan. The admission fee is only $5, and the staff is incredibly friendly. I would give them a five off they were larger. They also have an amazing website that is worth checking out.
  • NYC skyscraper history with photos and text. You can get the same information on the web. There are four or five interesting models. Worth it if on a free day otherwise I'd take a pass.

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