The Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum 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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Treat yourself to a FREE curator's tour, led by Carol Willis, of our new #SUPERTALL 2021 exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 26...
08/25/2021

Treat yourself to a FREE curator's tour, led by Carol Willis, of our new #SUPERTALL 2021 exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 3pm! Our other curator's tours are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 2 & Thursday, Sept. 9, also at 3. Book a 3pm ticket here: https://skyscraper.org/programs/

Remember, masks and vaccine records are required upon entry.

Treat yourself to a FREE curator's tour, led by Carol Willis, of our new #SUPERTALL 2021 exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 3pm! Our other curator's tours are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 2 & Thursday, Sept. 9, also at 3. Book a 3pm ticket here: https://skyscraper.org/programs/

Remember, masks and vaccine records are required upon entry.

It's #NYCHomecomingWeek! Celebrate by joining our curator's tours of #SUPERTALL 2021 today, Aug. 19 & Saturday, Aug. 21,...
08/19/2021

It's #NYCHomecomingWeek! Celebrate by joining our curator's tours of #SUPERTALL 2021 today, Aug. 19 & Saturday, Aug. 21, both at 3pm! Admission is FREE, but book a timed ticket for 3pm: https://skyscraper.org/

Please note NYC's new vaccination policy, listed on our website.

It's #NYCHomecomingWeek! Celebrate by joining our curator's tours of #SUPERTALL 2021 today, Aug. 19 & Saturday, Aug. 21, both at 3pm! Admission is FREE, but book a timed ticket for 3pm: https://skyscraper.org/

Please note NYC's new vaccination policy, listed on our website.

Battery Park City is known for its beautiful waterfront, built on the space of the old piers. One remains: Pier A pictur...
08/11/2021

Battery Park City is known for its beautiful waterfront, built on the space of the old piers. One remains: Pier A pictured below. Swipe to see its original use by the Fire Department and its facade today!

Learn more by registering for our FREE Family Program, designed for #kids, Sat., Aug. 14 at 11am.

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/7c3afe68!

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08/11/2021

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KPF Presents Supertall Design: Inspiration and Evolution by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
08/05/2021
KPF Presents Supertall Design: Inspiration and Evolution by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

KPF Presents Supertall Design: Inspiration and Evolution by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

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Did you know that Battery Park City has 12 parks and over 10 public works of art?! Join our #family #program, designed f...
08/05/2021

Did you know that Battery Park City has 12 parks and over 10 public works of art?! Join our #family #program, designed for kids, this Sat. August 7 at 11am, and discover the meaning behind art like Tony Cragg's "Resonating Bodies." Battery Park City Parks

Register: https://tinyurl.com/4rsuj8uj

Did you know that Battery Park City has 12 parks and over 10 public works of art?! Join our #family #program, designed for kids, this Sat. August 7 at 11am, and discover the meaning behind art like Tony Cragg's "Resonating Bodies." Battery Park City Parks

Register: https://tinyurl.com/4rsuj8uj

Trains, Buses, Bikes, & Ferries, Oh My! Register for our family program, designed for kids, this Sat. July 31 at 11am as...
07/29/2021

Trains, Buses, Bikes, & Ferries, Oh My! Register for our family program, designed for kids, this Sat. July 31 at 11am as we explore #transportation in Battery Park City!

#nyc #kids #free #program

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Tonight at 6pm, architect and professor Kiel Moe will discuss his new book Unless, an analysis of the Seagram Building a...
07/20/2021

Tonight at 6pm, architect and professor Kiel Moe will discuss his new book Unless, an analysis of the Seagram Building and the environmental impact of architecture and urban real estate.

https://tinyurl.com/9nta2e8v

Tonight at 6pm, architect and professor Kiel Moe will discuss his new book Unless, an analysis of the Seagram Building and the environmental impact of architecture and urban real estate.

https://tinyurl.com/9nta2e8v

07/14/2021

Thanks @SHoPArchitects for the superstar supertall model of 111 West 57th Street! Check out our installation video and click the link in our bio to see our show: https://skyscraper.org/.

#Supertall2021 #reopening #museum #nyc #architecture #skyscraper

BREAKING NEWS: The Skyscraper Museum reopens to the public with SUPERTALL 2021 tomorrow, July 15! Admission is FREE FOR ...
07/14/2021

BREAKING NEWS: The Skyscraper Museum reopens to the public with SUPERTALL 2021 tomorrow, July 15! Admission is FREE FOR ALL, but you must book a timed ticket by visiting our website: https://skyscraper.org.

Thanks to the generosity of Turner Construction, AECOM Tishman, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, KPF, Thornton Tomasetti, Pelli Clarke Pelli, and The Feil Family Foundation for sponsoring free admission!

39 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 12-6pm

#reopen #museums #nyc #exhibition #Supertall

07/06/2021

Red, white, and blue for @EmpireStateBldg's #4thofJuly fireworks! #nyc

Join us tonight at 6pm for a virtual talk by Professor Katherine Zubovich about her new book, Moscow Soviet Skyscrapers ...
07/06/2021

Join us tonight at 6pm for a virtual talk by Professor Katherine Zubovich about her new book, Moscow Soviet Skyscrapers & Urban Life in Stalin's Capital. Zubovich will explore how the quintessential architectural works of the late Stalin era fundamentally reshaped daily life in the Soviet capital. Visit our website to register!
https://tinyurl.com/2nnvsvxr

How to #Explore Lower #Manhattan: Register for our July walking tours of Battery Park City's Business Core! https://tiny...
06/30/2021

How to #Explore Lower #Manhattan:

Register for our July walking tours of Battery Park City's Business Core! https://tinyurl.com/5ky94eru

Join Brookfield Place New York’s outdoor soundwalk: CURRENT https://tinyurl.com/2bebwy43

#walkingtours #nyc #free #architecture

How to #Explore Lower #Manhattan:

Register for our July walking tours of Battery Park City's Business Core! https://tinyurl.com/5ky94eru

Join Brookfield Place New York’s outdoor soundwalk: CURRENT https://tinyurl.com/2bebwy43

#walkingtours #nyc #free #architecture

06/28/2021

The Empire State Building for #pridemonth

Take a Time Machine in Battery Park City: From Landfill to Waterfront Community on July 10th from 11am-Noon! Register fo...
06/23/2021

Take a Time Machine in Battery Park City: From Landfill to Waterfront Community on July 10th from 11am-Noon! Register for our free #familyprogram & discover how artists turned landfill in BPC into art projects like a wheat field! https://tinyurl.com/254v2yzk
#nyc #kids

Take a Time Machine in Battery Park City: From Landfill to Waterfront Community on July 10th from 11am-Noon! Register for our free #familyprogram & discover how artists turned landfill in BPC into art projects like a wheat field! https://tinyurl.com/254v2yzk
#nyc #kids

From sea to shining skyscrapers! Battery Park City is sandwiched between the building canyon of Broadway and the mouth o...
06/16/2021

From sea to shining skyscrapers! Battery Park City is sandwiched between the building canyon of Broadway and the mouth of the mighty Hudson River. Join us on Saturday, June 19 at 11am for a quick tour of the Museum's gallery and its historic photographs of the lower Manhattan skyline followed by a walk around the Museum's block to point to skyscrapers that date from as early as 1900 to today. After exploring views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, we'll create a group drawing of a skyline in colored chalk on the sidewalk inspired by the buildings we see around us! Recommended for Pre-K to 5th grade.

Our summer lineup of family programs is supported by a Community Partnership with the Battery Park City Authority. All programs meet at the Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl. and are held principally outdoors. The gallery will be accessible: masks are required indoors. For outdoor activities, we follow current NYS guidelines.

All programs are free! You must reserve a place for your child/family through the Eventbrite button. Reservation priority is given to Skyscraper Museum Members and residents of Battery Park City. Every child should be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The maximum number of households per program is 20. In the event of bad weather, we will notify you via Eventbrite.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call our office at 212-945-6324.

Link: https://skyscraper.org/family_programs/from-waterline-to-skyline/

From sea to shining skyscrapers! Battery Park City is sandwiched between the building canyon of Broadway and the mouth of the mighty Hudson River. Join us on Saturday, June 19 at 11am for a quick tour of the Museum's gallery and its historic photographs of the lower Manhattan skyline followed by a walk around the Museum's block to point to skyscrapers that date from as early as 1900 to today. After exploring views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, we'll create a group drawing of a skyline in colored chalk on the sidewalk inspired by the buildings we see around us! Recommended for Pre-K to 5th grade.

Our summer lineup of family programs is supported by a Community Partnership with the Battery Park City Authority. All programs meet at the Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl. and are held principally outdoors. The gallery will be accessible: masks are required indoors. For outdoor activities, we follow current NYS guidelines.

All programs are free! You must reserve a place for your child/family through the Eventbrite button. Reservation priority is given to Skyscraper Museum Members and residents of Battery Park City. Every child should be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The maximum number of households per program is 20. In the event of bad weather, we will notify you via Eventbrite.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call our office at 212-945-6324.

Link: https://skyscraper.org/family_programs/from-waterline-to-skyline/

06/07/2021

Congratulations to Managing Principal Najib Abboud, who has been appointed to the board of directors of New York City’s The Skyscraper Museum. Najib was named to the 15-member board this spring. "We're excited to add Najib's experience and expertise in engineering, which reinforces the museum's mission to analyze, explain, and celebrate tall buildings as part of a sustainable urban environment,” the museum’s Founding Director Carol Willis said.

As head of the Applied Science practice, Najib oversees our research and advanced analysis efforts, which includes solving problems related to the safety, resilience and decarbonization of tall buildings. “I am honored to join the Skyscraper Museum’s board,” he said. “Innovative new technologies and approaches along with such challenges as climate change, global pandemics and ongoing security threats make this a pivotal time in the evolution of high-rise buildings and, more generally, the urban environment. I look forward to working with my fellow directors and museum staff to create programs that reflect the rich history of skyscrapers and the vertical cities of the future.”

Registration for our 1st month of Battery Park City #walkingtours is now open! "From Blank Slate to BPC" explores our ne...
06/07/2021

Registration for our 1st month of Battery Park City #walkingtours is now open! "From Blank Slate to BPC" explores our neighborhood's architectural landscapes through 3 types of tours. Reserve your place for June 9, 17, 23, or 26th! https://tinyurl.com/5ky94eru @bpca_ny

Registration for our 1st month of Battery Park City #walkingtours is now open! "From Blank Slate to BPC" explores our neighborhood's architectural landscapes through 3 types of tours. Reserve your place for June 9, 17, 23, or 26th! https://tinyurl.com/5ky94eru @bpca_ny

Take a walk with us in Battery Park City this Sat. at 11am as we kick off our outdoor #familyprograms! After a tour of P...
06/03/2021

Take a walk with us in Battery Park City this Sat. at 11am as we kick off our outdoor #familyprograms! After a tour of Pier A & NYC's waterfront, kids will design their own pier! All programs are free & follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Register: https://tinyurl.com/ywajduh9

Take a walk with us in Battery Park City this Sat. at 11am as we kick off our outdoor #familyprograms! After a tour of Pier A & NYC's waterfront, kids will design their own pier! All programs are free & follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Register: https://tinyurl.com/ywajduh9

Congratulations to SOM on receiving the CTBUH Innovation Award for their Baker Brace, a system for optimal Mega-Bracing ...
05/20/2021

Congratulations to SOM on receiving the CTBUH Innovation Award for their Baker Brace, a system for optimal Mega-Bracing for tall concrete buildings that saves material tonnage & resolves complex structural issues, first used at 100 Mount St, in Sydney.

Congratulations to SOM on receiving the CTBUH Innovation Award for their Baker Brace, a system for optimal Mega-Bracing for tall concrete buildings that saves material tonnage & resolves complex structural issues, first used at 100 Mount St, in Sydney.

Where in the world are supertall #skyscrapers located? Join us on Sat., May 22 at 11am for our virtual family program to...
05/13/2021

Where in the world are supertall #skyscrapers located? Join us on Sat., May 22 at 11am for our virtual family program touring cities from New York to Kuala Lumpur. After exploring our SUPERTALL exhibit, kids will design their own global skyscraper.

RSVP: https://skyscraper.org/family_programs/where-in-the-world/

There's still time to register for our final WORLD VIEW lecture by Fred Clarke on May 4 at 6pm ET! Founding Partner and ...
05/03/2021

There's still time to register for our final WORLD VIEW lecture by Fred Clarke on May 4 at 6pm ET! Founding Partner and now Senior Principal of @pcparch Fred will discuss the primacy of the Petronas Towers in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Link in bio to register!
#skyscrapers #webinar #architecture
https://skyscraper.org/programs/petronas-towers/

There's still time to register for our final WORLD VIEW lecture by Fred Clarke on May 4 at 6pm ET! Founding Partner and now Senior Principal of @pcparch Fred will discuss the primacy of the Petronas Towers in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Link in bio to register!
#skyscrapers #webinar #architecture
https://skyscraper.org/programs/petronas-towers/

Happy 90th Birthday to the Empire State Building, which opened on May 1, 1931! The Tallest building in the world, Empire...
05/01/2021

Happy 90th Birthday to the Empire State Building, which opened on May 1, 1931!
The Tallest building in the world, Empire State broke every record in the book.
Click to view our past exhibition Ten Tops to know more! https://old.skyscraper.org/EXHIBITIONS/TEN_TOPS/esb.php

04/29/2021

#NYC is a treasure chest of hidden shapes because the city has many #skyscrapers! Join us on Sat., May 8th at 11am on Zoom for our Shapes to Skyscrapers Family Program! We'll listen to a read-aloud of City Shapes and make our own collages!

Register: https://tinyurl.com/434zey35

As we continue to examine how buildings & cities can solve our climate crisis, check out our 2006 exhibit, Green Towers ...
04/22/2021

As we continue to examine how buildings & cities can solve our climate crisis, check out our 2006 exhibit, Green Towers for NY: From Visionary to Vernacular https://tinyurl.com/68kx9kc4 & our 15 yrs. of sustainability programming https://tinyurl.com/ywth8c this #EarthDay!

As we continue to examine how buildings & cities can solve our climate crisis, check out our 2006 exhibit, Green Towers for NY: From Visionary to Vernacular https://tinyurl.com/68kx9kc4 & our 15 yrs. of sustainability programming https://tinyurl.com/ywth8c this #EarthDay!

04/15/2021

"Would Frank Lloyd Wright be the architect we know without New York?" @AnthonyAlofsin asks in a video talk on his book Wright and NY: The Making of America's Architect." #architecture #nyc #museumfromhome

Watch the full talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDQjL3x1pzQ&t=1042s

Did you know that One Times Square, in Times Square, New York City, was designed to look like bowling pins? Architect Wi...
04/01/2021

Did you know that One Times Square, in Times Square, New York City, was designed to look like bowling pins? Architect William Sloan proposed this imaginative plan for the Municipal Art Society and National Endowment for the Arts' 1984 competition. The competition was created in response to protests against four mega-skyscrapers on the corner sites of Broadway, Seventh Avenue, and 42nd Street. Of course, the Times Square we know today is not a giant bowling alley, but that would've been fun, right?

Join us this Saturday, April 3 from 11am- Noon ET for our special April Fool's inspired program, Architecture that Never Was! Drawing from Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell's Never Built New York, we'll discuss some unbuilt buildings and some extraordinary plans! Kids will then design their own buildings and cityscapes. Can YOU be the one to build what has never been built before? Take on our challenge by registering at skyscraper.org -> family programs! https://skyscraper.org/family_programs/april-fools-architecture-that-never-was/

Did you know that One Times Square, in Times Square, New York City, was designed to look like bowling pins? Architect William Sloan proposed this imaginative plan for the Municipal Art Society and National Endowment for the Arts' 1984 competition. The competition was created in response to protests against four mega-skyscrapers on the corner sites of Broadway, Seventh Avenue, and 42nd Street. Of course, the Times Square we know today is not a giant bowling alley, but that would've been fun, right?

Join us this Saturday, April 3 from 11am- Noon ET for our special April Fool's inspired program, Architecture that Never Was! Drawing from Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell's Never Built New York, we'll discuss some unbuilt buildings and some extraordinary plans! Kids will then design their own buildings and cityscapes. Can YOU be the one to build what has never been built before? Take on our challenge by registering at skyscraper.org -> family programs! https://skyscraper.org/family_programs/april-fools-architecture-that-never-was/

We're seeing green this spring break! Take a virtual tour of Battery Park City with us and grab your craft supplies to d...
03/29/2021

We're seeing green this spring break! Take a virtual tour of Battery Park City with us and grab your craft supplies to design your own environmentally-friendly skyscraper! Head to our Learning from Home page to discover more #family #programs! #kids

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Address

39 Battery Pl
New York, NY
10280

Subway: Take the 4/5 to Bowling Green, the 1 or R to Rector St, or the R to Whitehall St.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12pm - 6pm
Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

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(212) 968-1961

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Original rare documents on the way to be donated to the 911 Museum shortly!! This is a proposal for instillation of the North Tower of the Original World Trade Center TV Antenna!!
Do you still have on exhibit large models of the Twin Towers which were destroyed in 2001? I used to visit often until I got a stroke in 2017. I have always been fascinated by skyscrapers although I am afraid of heights. I never made it to the new One Trade Center but I often visited the roof of World Trade 2. It was awesome.
Hi there, does anyone perhaps recognise the building shown on the cover of Henry Millers book "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" (1945). I can see from the sleeve that the photo is by Hubert Creekmore., but no idea where. It seems to be very similar to the Metropolitan Life North Building, in NYC, but that's not it! Any help appreciated!!
Lever House 1952 architect was Gordon Bunshaft for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
The Look Building 1950 architects were Emery Roth & Sons
Union Carbide Building 1960 architects were Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. This building will replace the Singer Building as the tallest building ever to be demolished which is nothing to brag about.
Summit Hotel 1962 architect was Morris Lapidus
Tower East Apartments 1962 architect was Emery Roth & Sons
Eldorado Apartments 1930 designed by architect Emery Roth
Bowling Green in lower Manhattan in 1941
Beekman Tower Hotel 1929