Press

Press requests for information, images, interview opportunities, and phototography or video appointments may be directed to the Museum’s Marketing & Communications Department.

Photography is allowed and encouraged in the Great Hall and public spaces of the National Building Museum for non-commercial purposes. Exhibitions are subject to photography restrictions and require a ticket. Additional equipment, like lighting and tripods, must be approved by staff in advance. Please note that the Museum is often the site for special events and may be obstructed with event setup.

News Releases

When complete, the 10-story residential building known as 475 West 18th will be the tallest structural timber building in New York City. The design by SHoP Architects was one of two competition winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council.

What’s New with Wood?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.— This fall, the National Building Museum will challenge the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The groundbreaking new exhibition will demonstrate the wide range of benefits offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength,...

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