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Skyscraper Museum

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Address: 39 Battery Pl, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280-1501
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+1 212-968-1961
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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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Interesting stop

Photos and exhibits on the birth and development of skyscraper design. Inexpensive and worth a brief stop if you're in Battery Park City.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 gives you an insight into the construction of skyscrapers and the ones that have been... More 

Thank ktarnb1
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 Modern State, The Chrysler Building, The Lower Manhattan Plan). A small section is devoted to... More 

Thank Julia S
Ware, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 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
Lexington, Kentucky
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1,070 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
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
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 exhibits and displays, as well as information on the upcoming Kingdom Tower ( just to... More 

Thank John W
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4 reviews
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
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 1874 to 1900 that were 10 stories and higher. there is also a detailed video... More 

Thank Jill1207W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 enjoy it. We all are intrigued by the architecture of NYC and thought this might... More 

1 Thank Softball4ever
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank Toya W

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