Explore the planning, design, engineering, and technology of these amazing structures

Skyscrapers are among the ultimate achievements in engineering. Learn about skyscrapers' effects on culture, the environment, and even local weather patterns.

We thank our generous partners for sponsoring this exhibition: National Science Foundation (NSF); The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers; IMPACT; District Council of New York City; District Council of Northern New Jersey; District Council of Philadelphia and Vicinity; New Jersey Carpenter Contractor Trust; Construction Industry Advancement Program of NJ; Komatsu.

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Location: 1st Floor

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  • Explore different career fields, including architecture, engineering, construction, and more
  • Build your own skyscraper on the Shake Table and then put it through simulations of historic earthquakes to see how well it will hold
  • Discover the mechanics of elevators and learn how they function in a building
  • See a tribute to the victims and memory of the September 11 attacks. The exhibition contains a steel column that served as a support for one of the two World Trade Center towers

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