“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.Tags: residential rising, Skyscraper Museum