Architecture buffs will love this place. Its small but packed with information about skyscrapers and New Yorks changing visual landscape, the first and foremost vertical metropolis." Through changing exhibitions, programs, and publications, the museum examines issues of contemporary and historic architecture through drawings, audio installations, structural models, construction photographs, and films.
Favorite feature: Polished stainless steel floors and ceiling panels create endless reflections of striking spaces.
39 Battery Place, 212-968-1961, skyscraper.org. Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Adults $5, students/seniors $2.50.
(Text: Necee Regis/Globe Correspondent; Photo: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times)