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Skyscraper Museum, New York City
(2.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Super interesting exhibit on history and development of tall buildings in Manhattan. Intensive study tracking construction of office, residential, hotel and loft buildings during period population zoo...  more »
  • This is an interesting, yet small, museum near Battery Park. Just $5 admission. Plenty of information about early skyscrapers in NYC; post 1900, not so much. Spent around half an hour at the museum. T...  more »
  • A small collection of models and photographs focusing on Singapore but it was interestng especially about green buildings 
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  • Cool museum. Small space. Interesting showcases. Unless your tour is guided, there isn't too much to it. However, a guided tour is amazing! Great area and easy to get to. Lots of lovely pictures and a small gift shop in the front.
  • ​Small museum chronicling the literal rise of New York's skyline. Lots of vintage photos showing the early skyscrapers and the architecture employed. Other modern skyscrapers in other countries are also highlighted. Lady staff at the reception was rude and not helpful.
  • Ever wonder how this stuff is built? Well now's your chance to really find out how NY started and where the history of these tall behemoths comes from. Its free, mostly a quiet place so you can really take your time and enjoy. If your not an architect or someone who has a love of history, it might be better to come by with a tour guide so you can really understand some of the aspects but if you like a challenge and a bit of knowledge in your cap, drop by anytime and feel the history of these giants
  • The Skyscraper Museum is a great little museum located right near Battery Park with wonderful exhibits. I was surprised by how small the museum was when I first went, but the exhibits made up in quality what they lacked in quantity. The models of some of the tallest buildings in the world, including the former World Trade Center, were fascinating. The gift shop also offers a wide selection of skyscraper related books and memorabilia. If you want a quick, cheap museum to stop by this is the one!
  • Small. Could use an update on buildings in Manhattan. Wonderful exhibit none the less. Would be interested in more mock ups of exterior finishes on NYC buildings