History of the New York City Skyline Comes Alive in New Exhibit

The New York City skyline at 1902 (Irving Underhill, The Library of Congress/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)

The New York City skyline at 1999 (Richard Berenholtz/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)

The New York City skyline at 1876 (New York Public Library/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)

 

View of midtown Manhattan in 1975, after modernist curtainwall skyscrapers took over the city (Thomas O’Halloran/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)

A new exhibit at The Skyscraper Museum in New York City traces the evolution of the city’s skyline from the 19th century to the present day and into plans for the future. With a mix of archival photography, interactive graphics, models, and drawings, the exhibit breaks down the skyline’s history into distinct eras

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