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Skyscraper Museum

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Address: 39 Battery Place, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280
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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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A lot in a small space

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Port Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the skyscraper Museum. It started off poorly with the person at the front desk being one of the least friendly persons. The exhibit had a few fun facts. However overall it was a major disappointment. Probably could have gotten the same information and seen the same photos from a good book. We would not go back and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Super interesting exhibit on history and development of tall buildings in Manhattan. Intensive study tracking construction of office, residential, hotel and loft buildings during period population zoomed from 1 million to more than 3 million. Photographs, interactive mapline and models. Curator's talk provided greater context and revealed driving factors. Well worth a visit for anyone interested in skyscrapers and New... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting, yet small, museum near Battery Park. Just $5 admission. Plenty of information about early skyscrapers in NYC; post 1900, not so much. Spent around half an hour at the museum. The experience was ruined by the two members of staff; both female were extremely rude when dealing with us and other guests. Both need a lesson... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A small collection of models and photographs focusing on Singapore but it was interestng especially about green buildings

1 Thank John W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very informative and of course, small! But you are able to enjoy the peace and quietness as the museum does not have many visitors. Go to Jewish Heritage Museum after this; just opposite!

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