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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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Leaves a bit to be desired

I love architecture and skyscrapers, and had high expectations for this museum due to its purpose... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
MCKD20
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Dublin, Ireland
Two rooms with pictures & a few models

For the city of Skyscrapers very poor, did not open until 12 noon so spent 15 mins in the book... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
DAVID B
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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39 Battery Pl, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280-1501
Financial District
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Reviewed 4 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

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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

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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.

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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 18 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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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a very small museum but at only $5 entrance fee it is still good value for money. The exhibition is limited but covers a reasonable variety of skyscrapers from around the world although NY does dominate. If you like skyscrapers then give it...More

Thank Gary D
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Don't expect too much, it's not very big. But I liked it! Especially the wall with the history of skyscrapers in short pcs of texts with dates and photos. Learned some new things. It's close to battery park and cheap ($5), worth it for me.

Thank AnnaNLCH
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my trip to the Skyscraper Museum. As other reviews state, it's a small museum with a couple of permanent exhibits and a non permanent exhibit. Lots of great information about the history and timeline of skyscrapers in the permanent exhibit and the current...More

Thank Alan D
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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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