“Residential Rising”: an Exhibit on Lower Manhattan’s Post-9/11 Growth

07/11/2022 in
“Residential Rising”: an Exhibit on Lower Manhattan’s Post-9/11 Growth

Two decades after September 11, a new exhibit at the Skyscraper Museum is focusing on an under-appreciated part of Lower Manhattan’s rebuilding effort: residential housing. 

The exhibit, Residential Rising, explores beyond the boundaries of Ground Zero to examine the growth of new residential skyscrapers, which have sprouted a series of conspicuous, competitive and individualistic towers over the past two decades. 

Residential Rising will look at how older office buildings were converted into apartments — from landmarks like the Woolworth Building to window-paned boxes of the 70s — and which helped double the neighborhood’s population without drastically altering its historic fabric. The exhibit opens July 13 — read more about it here

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