Skyscraper Museum

Museum in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Fans of phallic architecture will appreciate this compact, high-gloss gallery, examining skyscrapers as objects of design, engineering and urban renewal. Temporary exhibitions dominate the space, with past exhibitions exploring everything from New York's new generation of super-slim residential towers to the world's new breed of supertalls. Permanent fixtures include information on the design and construction of the Empire State Building and World Trade Center.

The museum also hosts free, architecture-themed book talks and lectures; see the website for upcoming events.