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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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Worth a detour

Combined a visit with a trip to the Statue of Liberty. Situated at the back of the Ritz Carlton it... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2015
Charles D
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Lucerne, Switzerland
via mobile
Small but worth a visit

This small, out of the way, museum gives a delightful overview of the history of skyscrapers in NYC... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2015
loves_snowflakes
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Sioux Center, Iowa
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Wall Street was the building ground for early skyscrapers, and this museum is dedicated to studying and enjoying them.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good28%
  • Average32%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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39 Battery Pl, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280-1501
Financial District
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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Combined a visit with a trip to the Statue of Liberty. Situated at the back of the Ritz Carlton it is eerily quiet in proximity to other high quality downtown attractions,we were the only visitors, not a huge museum but an interesting homage to the...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 19 March 2015

This small, out of the way, museum gives a delightful overview of the history of skyscrapers in NYC and around the world. It’s a good way to spend an hour or two on a rainy afternoon. Admission is cheap compared to some other museums in...More

7  Thank loves_snowflakes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We visited because it was included in the New York Pass and because it was 'something different'. An innovative space, some interesting models, a lot of wall mounted information panels. I would have spent more time studying the information, but there is only so long...More

5  Thank Divadarling
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I would say that if you're in the area, this is a good place to visit. I wasn't sure it was open, but the door opened and someone came out to take the admission fee. I learned things I didn't know about skyscrapers around the...More

1  Thank Cat R
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Where else should a museum of this kind exist other than Manhattan right? I am genuinely interested in the topic and hoped to find some in depth information about the history, technology, architecture and contemporary high rise buildings but it was slightly disappointing. The museum...More

3  Thank j4kvb
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The Skyscraper Museum is around the corner from the Ritz Carlton on a block that is literally the southernmost building in Manhattan, part of the Battery Park City development. Go in and lose yourself in the history of building, the evolution of New York City,...More

3  Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

Small exhibit but it is a neat one that documents the history of the skyscraper. We went with the NY pass which included free admission but normally the price is $5.

1  Thank 333kmg333
Reviewed 26 November 2014

This is a small museum near battery park and only costs a few dollars. It was very informative, especially the plans, models and artists impressions. The skyline would have been very different if some had been built that are on display.

2  Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Quick little museum with the history of skyscrapers. Cheap to get in, worth a visit if you like buildings. See Mike Joyce's competition entry for Times Square!

1  Thank Leendar
Reviewed 25 October 2014

I went there with a lot of hope. But it was nothing spectacular. Sure, you could read up on the history of some of New York's skyscrapers...but you could do it on the internet too. Skip this one if you are stretched for time...

Thank Jayantpai
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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
...More
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