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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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Atypical museum, appealing to both architecture-lovers & avg tourists

Stumbled across while exploring Battery Park & nearby landmarks and pleasantly surprised that I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John L
Jersey City, New Jersey
via mobile
Interesting stop

Photos and exhibits on the birth and development of skyscraper design. Inexpensive and worth a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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%
  • Average33%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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39 Battery Pl, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280-1501
Financial District
+1 212-968-1961
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My wife, 4 year old son and I came here since we're all interested in tall buildings. They don't have content specifically for kids, but my son was interested anyway anyway due to his general interest in tall buildings. The have some good historical photo...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 11 February 2017

A small museum with a lot of pictures and models of skyscrapers, not only focussing on NYC. Don't expect to spend a lot of time here. The only annoying thing was the security guard walking around with only three people in the museum.

Thank MartijnV87
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This very small museum is a gem! It is very inexpensive to visit and well worth the time to go through. This is the second time we've been to an exhibit there and both were fascinating. The current one is about early New York skyscrapers...More

Thank Jill1207W
Reviewed 18 January 2017

In the city for a family day and when looking for things to do with our young adult nephews, I found this museum and a Groupon. Our nephews have been to so many NYC museums and I thought this was different and that they might...More

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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
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