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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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  • Stumbled across while exploring Battery Park & nearby landmarks and pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it as much. Lots of interesting info about the modern "rise" of skyscrapers in cityscapes, the a...  more »
  • Photos and exhibits on the birth and development of skyscraper design. Inexpensive and worth a brief stop if you're in Battery Park City.  more »
  • Unlike New York skyscrapers, The Skyscraper Museum is very quaint and hidden away. It offers some interesting information about the architecture and history of modern skyscrapers in New York and aroun...  more »
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  • Super cool museum in BPC! The curator-led tour was awesome, and the exhibits were unique and interesting!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interesting view of the world's skyscrapers. For architecture nerds.
  • Really engaging exhibits, at a very cheap price. Almost empty when I was there, spent about an hour looking around