The Skyscraper Museum is one of the best little museums in NYC, for anybody who has ever played with building blocks or looked up and wondered how much concrete, metal, glass and and fearless construction workers it took to build.
That’s all of us.
New York City used to be the skyscraper capital of the world, but cities including Dubai City, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong have crowded us out.
There’s a permanent exhibit on the construction of the World Trade Center, destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001 and now rebuilt a short walk away, and rotating exhibitions such as the current one , Ten Tops, about the ten tallest skyscrapers in the world.
Read the NYCOTC review of a recent exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Woolworth Building.
In addition to the informative and interactive displays, there are monthly family workshops, and lectures by the world’s top architects on how the skyscraper changed our lives, wherever we live.
The Skyscraper Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday, at 39 Battery Place.
And it qualifies as NYC on the cheap, since admission is just $5, and half that for children, seniors and students.
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