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Skyscraper Museum

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Address: 39 Battery Place, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number:
+1 212-968-1961
12:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Wall Street was the building ground for early skyscrapers, and this museum...

Wall Street was the building ground for early skyscrapers, and this museum is dedicated to studying and enjoying them.

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Small, lots of reading

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Port Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 enjoy it. We all are intrigued by the architecture of NYC and thought this might... More 

Thank Softball4ever
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

love visiting this museum!!! a little hidden gem I must say.. Great staff ,,, front desk receptionist was helpful and a pleasure!

1 Thank Toya W
Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the skyscraper Museum. It started off poorly with the person at the front desk being one of the least friendly persons. The exhibit had a few fun facts. However overall it was a major disappointment. Probably could have gotten the same information and seen the same photos from a good book. We would not go back and... More 

Thank mbrstuff
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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 zoomed from 1 million to more than 3 million. Photographs, interactive mapline and models. Curator's talk provided greater context and revealed driving factors. Well worth a visit for anyone interested in skyscrapers and New... More 

2 Thank dps_nyc
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

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. The experience was ruined by the two members of staff; both female were extremely rude when dealing with us and other guests. Both need a lesson... More 

2 Thank nickss1
Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A small collection of models and photographs focusing on Singapore but it was interestng especially about green buildings

Thank John W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very informative and of course, small! But you are able to enjoy the peace and quietness as the museum does not have many visitors. Go to Jewish Heritage Museum after this; just opposite!

Thank Enhan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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.

1 Thank gboi77
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This Museum is located in Lower Manhattan and has some nice exhibits about Skyscrapers and it is also very cheap (or free with the NYC Pass) the Museum however is small as it is only located on one floor and won't take too long to explore.

1 Thank hiramramlall
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here as it was included as part of the 'New York pass' and we was passing by. Its only a small museum but is packed with information on past and present tall buildings. If skyscrapers interest you its definitely worth a visit.

Thank Geofflongadi

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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 Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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