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New York City Sights

Skyscraper Museum

  • 39 Battery Pl. Map It
  • Financial District

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Why get a crick in your neck—or worse, risk looking like a tourist—while appreciating New York City's famous skyline, when you can visit the Skyscraper Museum instead? At this small museum that shares a building with the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park City, you can appreciate highly detailed hand-carved miniature wood models of Midtown and Lower Manhattan; explore the past, present, and future of the skyscraper—from New York City's Empire State Building to Dubai's Burj Khalifa (taller than the Empire State Building and Chicago's Sears Tower combined); and examine both the history of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center and the ongoing reconstructionat Ground Zero. Expect models of current or future buildings, videos, drawings, floor plans, talks, and exhibits that reveal the influence of history, real estate, and individuals on shaping city skylines.

Sight Information


39 Battery Pl., across from Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, New York, 10280, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Wed.–Sun. noon–6


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