The Skyscraper Museum
Book Talks 2014
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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm

John Tauranac Book Talk

Manhattan's Little Secrets
Uncovering Mysteries in Brick and Mortar, Glass and Stone

Globe Pequot, 2018

Manhattan is full of secrets - subjects ignored by guidebooks and overlooked by passersby. In Manhattan’s Little Secrets, John Tauranac "Sherlocks" these elusive and interesting sights throughout Manhattan, from the southern tip of the island to the northern heights. More than 120 subjects are included in the book, accompanied by photography by Kathryn Gerhardt as well as two maps. Join us for a discussion of this new book which is sure to provide something new for even serious students of the city.

John Tauranac writes on New York's architectural history, gives tours of the city, designs maps, and teaches architectural history at NYU's School of Professional Studies. He was named a Centennial Historian of the City of New York by the Mayor's Office in 1999, and he was awarded a Commendation for Design Excellence by the U. S. Department of Transportation and the National Endowment of the Arts in 1980 for his role as the design chief of the 1979 subway map. Other books by Tauranac include New York From the Air; The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark, Elegant New York, and Essential New York.

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.