Skyscraper Museum, New York City

2.6
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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3.8
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  • No crowds. A great museum if you like to learn about the history of buildings both in and out of New York. There is a great video about the challenges faced when building the original WTC  more »
  • This is my second time visiting and I must say wasn’t disappointed! I enjoyed the new exhibit the front desk lady was polite and helpful! I’m glad they have some type of seating now if there isn’t a c...  more »
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  • The tenement exhibit was great. The rest was alright. Maybe a little dated. It's hard for museums with contemporary material to keep up. Wish there was a stronger focus on history and tech of small buildings; less focus on whatever is the tallest building right now, and the World Trade Centers (the older building complex). I believe the history of the Trade Centers is important, but there are places that focus just on that with far more resources that (understandably) do a better job. ...But definitely worth a visit for the rotating exhibit.
  • Simple small museum, about 20-30 minutes. It’s really more an urban planning museum. If you are really into an historical look at residential urban density, this is your place.
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