Skyscraper Museum, New York City

2.5
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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  • Always an enjoyable experience. Cheap by NY standards, $5.00 per person. Easily spend an hour there. Very well researched exhibits. I Love architecture btw. The museum is modern and up to date with the rapidly changing scene of skyscrapers.
  • The Skyscraper Museum is an architecture museum located in Battery Park City, Manhattan, New York City and founded in 1996. As the name suggests, the museum focuses on high-rise buildings as "products of technology, objects of design, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence." The Skyscraper Museum also celebrates the architectural heritage of New York and the forces and people who created New York's skyline. Before moving to the current and permanent location in Battery Park City in 2004, the museum was a nomadic institution, holding pop-up exhibitions in four temporary donated spaces around Lower Manhattan since 1996.
  • Small museum, but very interesting detail about the history and political structure of lower Manhattan. You learn about important changes that have occurred in lower Manhattan over the past 100 years. You also get to see updated walking tour route for landmarks in the area. There is much more to learn about in this genre, and as this museum expands it will cover more details.
  • Small but very inexpensive. I would have loved to see even more historic info, but it was interesting.
  • A decent, 10-minute activity, but it is quite petite. There's some interesting stuff, but otherwise it's pretty quick. $5/pp
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