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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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I discovered this museum through Groupon. They were offering a deal and we decided to go and check... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynderella43
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Limited Appeal for the General Public

This place is more of an exhibit rather than a museum. There are a few artifacts fact but mostly... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Jeffrey M
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Wall Street was the building ground for early skyscrapers, and this museum is dedicated to studying and enjoying them.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good28%
  • Average34%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“small museum” (20 reviews)
“tall buildings” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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39 Battery Pl, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280-1501
Financial District
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+1 212-968-1961
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I discovered this museum through Groupon. They were offering a deal and we decided to go and check it out. The museum is VERY SMALL and walks you through the history and development of Manhattan. There are pictures and details of the Twin Towers being...More

2  Thank Cynderella43
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This place is more of an exhibit rather than a museum. There are a few artifacts fact but mostly photos, maps and models. It is not interactive and I don't think that child ten would enjoy it. We were fortunate to go on a tour...More

Thank Jeffrey M
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A small but very nice museum with a lot of information (to read) about several skyscrapers in New York.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I love architecture and skyscrapers, and had high expectations for this museum due to its purpose and location in a city such as NY. However, the place turned out to be quite small and consists of a few pictures and models - nothing too hard...More

Thank MCKD20
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

For the city of Skyscrapers very poor, did not open until 12 noon so spent 15 mins in the book shop, more info there. Expected more old photos, how the buildings are built, size of a double garage. Not sure who it is aimed at.

Thank DAVID B
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Quite a small museum but worth an hour of any skyscraper enthusiasts time, agree its not over busy or expensive and 10 minutes or so from Battery Park or World One Trade Centre. Articles, videos and some great 3D models on show from all around...More

Thank ScottyG81
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

No sense of purpose or flow, very unimpressive displays, too much text, not enough Interesting information, frustratingly there were glimpses of more interesting looking exhibits in an area that was closed to the public, shame,even with limited space this could have been great.

1  Thank ClaireB71
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Not a huge museum, but also not crowded or expensive. Stopped here for an hour or so and checked out some interesting facts on NYC skyscrapers and other skyscrapers throughout the world. I would have enjoyed more 3D models, but there was a lot of...More

1  Thank Archited2013
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

This very small museum about some very tall buildings was a delight to visit. We enjoyed a good hour there in mostly reading about New York City skyscrapers —- their history and geography. However, the museum lacks some comfort. With all the reading a few...More

Thank Susan F
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Given the wealth of material that NYC provides for skyscraper history, I thought the museum would provide more insight. Exhibits are in need of freshening and not that easy to understand.

Thank Alison L S
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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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