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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.

Panel Discussion

Mary Beth Betts is an architectural historian and former Curator of Architecture at the New-York Historical Society, where she compiled the first finding aid to the Cass Gilbert collection.

Gail Fenske, author of The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York, is Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Art & Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University.

Kevin Murphy is Professor and Executive Officer in the Ph.D. Program in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center and is published articles on topics in European and American architecture and material culture in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Urban History, as well as in a number of anthologies.

Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, author of Chicago 1890: The Skyscraper and the Modern City, is Director of Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design.

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