1. Millennium: Lower Manhattan in the 1990s at The Skyscraper Museum
A current exhibit at The Skyscraper Museum, Millennium: Lower Manhattan in the 1990s, takes an in-depth look at Lower Manhattan prior to September 11th. It features displays of architectural drawings and models, archival and contemporary photographs, original posters, maps, sketches, and renderings that capture this particular period of time in New York City history. At a time of reinvention, Millennium, displays projects large and small, built and unbuilt, as architects and planners began to rethink downtown Manhattan and plan for its resurgence. This includes the build-out of Battery Park City’s 92 acres, the reclaimed Hudson River waterfront, East River Development of South Street Seaport and Fulton Fish Market, among other projects.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is Heritage Trails New York, a program of forty site markers and printed maps implemented in the late 1990s intended to encourage tourism. The project is represented through original materials, which are on display, and also through the museum’s digital recreation of the tours as they were in 1997, alongside how they appeared in 2017. Millennium: Lower Manhattan in the 1990s will be on view at The Skyscraper Museum on 39 Battery Place through April 2018.
Several of the Art Installations and Exhibits listed in February are still on view. Get in touch with the author at AFineLyne.