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Skyscraper Museum

39 Battery Pl, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280-1501
+1 212-968-1961
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Interesting little Museum

This was an interesting little museum downtown. It is probably more of interest for we native New... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
irby1234
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Piscataway, New Jersey
Looking way up!

This small but fascinating museum is worth a stop when visiting Manhattan. It's small, but packed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
gordon f
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woodstock,ga
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Wall Street was the building ground for early skyscrapers, and this museum is dedicated to studying and enjoying them.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good28%
  • Average32%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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39 Battery Pl, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280-1501
Financial District
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an interesting little museum downtown. It is probably more of interest for we native New Yorkers than the out-of-towners (unless you are an architectural student). It goes through the history of the taller NYC buildings with lots of pictures and dates. It will...More

Thank irby1234
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This small but fascinating museum is worth a stop when visiting Manhattan. It's small, but packed with lots of info regarding tall buildings in NYC. There are also displays about buildings around the world. It's very inexpensive and there is a small gift shop on...More

Thank gordon f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is small and focuses on the history of skyscrapers in New York. The displays are uninspired and focus solely on the history of when skyscrapers appeared in NYC. I was hoping for a display on the technology behind skyscrapers, or how they are...More

Thank Ry A
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I was excited to visit since I am into engineering & architecture. Unfortunately this museum is on the boring side. Mostly pictures and captions, A few interesting models of building (techniques). However, the kids who were there while we were seemed to be sitting on...More

Thank MilwaukeeCraig
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

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 architectural history, engineering methods, and related inventions which makes them possible. The models of...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Photos and exhibits on the birth and development of skyscraper design. Inexpensive and worth a brief stop if you're in Battery Park City.

Thank Transatlantic2012
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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 around the world. Although it is very small, it is worth a trip as it...More

Thank ktarnb1
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The sleek glass-and-steel entrance of the Skyscraper Museum doubles as an architectural bookshop that carries analytical and image-filled tabletop tomes. Fittingly, New York is the dominant theme, from the more general (Manhattan Skyscrapers, New York in Aerial Views), to the specific (Robert Moses and the...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

spent about 30 -40 mins here due to son's interest in architecture, very small and whilst the space is quite well done exhibitions and displays were limited and staff couldn't have been any more disinterested.

Thank James O
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a neat place to visit since the cost is low ($5) and there is a lot of history packed into the place. You get to see the history of NYC from the time of five stoty walk-ups to the modern mega-scrapers of today.

Thank HI_McDunnough
Nearby
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
...More
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