The Skyscraper Museum
Book Talks 2012
The Skyscraper Museum

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.

John Hill:


February 22, 2012

This essential walking companion and guide features 200 of the most notable buildings and spaces constructed in New York's five boroughs since 2000. Projects include the High Line, by James Corner Field Operations/Diller Scofidio + Renfro; 100 Eleventh Avenue, by Ateliers Jean Nouvel; Brooklyn Children's Museum, by Rafael Vinoly Architects; 41 Cooper Square, by Morphosis; Poe Park Visitors Center, by Toshiko Mori Architect; and One Bryant Park, by Cook + Fox. Grouped by neighborhood, the richly illustrated guide allows for easy, self-guided tours, with photos, maps, and directions. We joined the author for an engaging talk on some of his favorites.

John Hill is a registered architect who writes about contemporary architecture and "archi-tourism." He is the U.S. representative and editor for and has publilshed articles in Architect Magazine, The Architect's Newspaper and eVolo, and was a contributing editor to the Chicago-based art/architecture magaizine TENbyTEN.

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The exhibitions and programs of The Skyscraper Museum are supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.