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Skyscraper Museum

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interesting small museum covering how Manhattan's skyline has changed over the past century

This museum covers the technical improvements, zoning law changes and financial incentives that has... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Acton, United States
A great, educational place to spend an hour, for only $5

It was interesting to see the progression in the NY skyline, and to learn more about the... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
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Wall Street was the building ground for early skyscrapers, and this museum is dedicated to studying and enjoying them.
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39 Battery Pl, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280-1501
Battery Park City
+1 212-968-1961
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

This museum covers the technical improvements, zoning law changes and financial incentives that has led the skyline of Manhattan to look as it does today. Of particular interest were some interactive displays that allowed you to manually adjust the skyline to different eras; seeing how...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

It was interesting to see the progression in the NY skyline, and to learn more about the construction and development of skyscrapers. I enjoyed the documentary film showing the construction of the original WTC twin towers. Definitely worth the $5. They have a nice NYC...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

The admission is $ 5 I expected something huge or just big (like a skyscraper is); but what I found are some models on display and a lot of written information about skyscrapers. My highlight was a 5 minute film about building the twin towers...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bobx77
Reviewed 8 June 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Cynderella43
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Grigeli
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MCKD20
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank ScottyG81
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank ClaireB71
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