The Skyscraper Museum

Learn about the architects and designers who are behind the creation of the buildings and landmarks that all make up the renowned Manhattan skyline.

The New York Pass FREE ENTRY to the Skyscraper Museum Normally $5.00 - Free with New York Pass

View New York City's great skyscrapers and architecture from Battery Park when you visit the Skyscraper Museum.

The Skyscraper Museum is a gem for architectural design within the city of New York as the world's first vertical metropolis. You can explore some of the city's greatest landmarks and skyscrapers while learning about their history and technology. Inside the museum, you will also get to learn about the designers and architects that crafted the illustrious New York City skyline while exploring the City's rich architectural heritage. The museum examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs, and publications, the Museum takes a close look at tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, places of work and residence.


Manhattan Mini Models
Inside of the museum you'll find Michael Chesko's mini scale version of New York that showcases real buildings and landmarks that exisit in the city.

Maps and Photographs of Lower Manhattan
Learn about the architectural history of New York City through a series of maps and photographs that display the development of the major landmarks. You'll see photos dating as far back as the 1950s that can truly illustrate how far the city has come.

The History of Height
One of the most fascinating exhibits at the Skyscraper Museum is the 36-foot long mural named "The History of Height". This installation shows the evolution of skyscrapers as they evolved from ancient Pyramids. 

Architectural models and an interactive wall trace the emergence of super-tall skyscrapers worldwide, from the Empire State Building to the Burj Khalifa.

Did You Know

  • One World Trade Center is New York City's tallest skyscraper measuring at 1,776 feet. The Skyscraper Museum's Battery Park City gallery was built on landfill from the construction of the original World Trade Center in the 1970s.

  • Currently under construction, the Kingdom Tower – featured in the museum's SUPERTALL exhibit – will be the tallest building in the world, reaching a kilometer in the sky.

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Visiting The Skyscraper Museum

Visiting The Skyscraper Museum

  • The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place New York, NY 10280
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Opening Times

Wednesday - Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm

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