It’s impossible to stroll along the streets of New York City and not take in the amazing architecture towering overhead. Each of those magnificent buildings have a story just waiting to be told, especially those that have graced the NYC skyline for decades and beyond. Those are stories that may have ended up being forgotten were it not for the Skyscraper Museum. It is there you will learn about the history of the buildings, as well as the rich stories of the men and women that influenced their arrival on the skyline.
A visit to the Skyscraper Museum can actually allow you to kill several birds with one stone on your visit to New York. The museum is located within the perimeters of historic Battery Park, which is a must see attraction in itself. The park, and of course the museum, are located in the heart of Manhattan, with the park serving as the pick-up point to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
The museum is open from 12-6 every Wednesday through Sunday, with the cost of admission a very affordable $5. Even if you are someone that doesn’t really think much about architecture, you will still be thrilled by the stories and displays that are on offer inside the museum. One of the great things about the museum is that they will frequently run exhibitions about a single building in particular. At time of writing, the exhibition on display focuses on the magnificent Woolworth Building, with the stories and images on display probably more than enough to want you to know more about the other skyscrapers that make up the New York City skyline.