The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) has adopted mandatory guidelines for sustainable design and construction practices to govern all rebuilding at Ground Zero. Both the nearly completed 7 World Trade Center and the future Freedom Tower observe these standards, which are outlined in the Sustainable Design Guidelines Reference Manual for the World Trade Center site. The 358-page manual can be downloaded from the LMDC website: www.renewnyc.org.