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SPYSCAPE Museum in New York

Manhattan Visitors Attraction Interior, New York, USA design by Adjaye Associates architects

Aug 25, 2020

SPYSCAPE New York Museum

Architects: Adjaye Associates

Location: 928 8th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019, USA

New York’s Top Rated New Museum & Experience Reopens Better Than Ever

New York – August 25, 2020 – SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets & skills, is delighted to announce that its acclaimed Manhattan HQ will reopen August 28, with significant improvements and FREE admission to the first ever James Bond exhibition in NYC.

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SPYSCAPE’s new visitor experience has three new aspects:

1. Touchless Experience
Interact with SPYSCAPE’s award-winning immersive content & experiences on your smartphone, plus a new SPYSCAPE branded stylus (given to each visitor).

2. Precautions & PPE
We’ve trained & equipped our staff, and modified our experience to deliver a best-in-class level of service and safety including: 25% capacity; temperature check; timed-ticketing; one-way visitor flow, distance indicators; hand sanitizer; touchless purchase; and high-frequency deep-cleaning.

3. Free 007xSPYSCAPE Exhibition
To celebrate the upcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die, we’re waiving the normal $23 admission price for anyone with a valid ticket to SPYSCAPE.

“Our spacious 70,000 sq ft HQ was already a crowd-pleaser, rated 4.5 stars on both Google and TripAdvisor, and is now the unbeatable, safe, destination for New Yorkers to enjoy a return to entertainment, exploration and inspiration.” – Francis Jago, Marketing Director, SPYSCAPE.

“SPYSCAPE provides a wonderfully creative, interactive, and stimulating experience that imparts tremendous insights into the conduct of spy craft and intelligence operations.”
– General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret.), former Director of the CIA. Former commander of the Surge in Iraq, US Central Command, and coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Feb 19, 2018


Architects: Adjaye Associates

Location: 928 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA


SPYSCAPE is a new global destination for espionage that marries educational programming with state-of-the-art interactive technology to create a unique experience for every user. Developed in collaboration with expert advisors including hackers and former intelligence agency directors, this premiere spy headquarters allows visitors to deeply engage with the practice of espionage today. In addition to permanent and temporary exhibition spaces, the program for the 60,000 ft, three-level museum includes a world-class black glass bar, flexible event spaces, and a rare book store.

Spyscap Museum

Adjaye Associates’ design inverts the traditional relationship between building and town – essentially establishing a small town within a building. Drawing from the architectural language of the most prestigious spy organizations, the material palette includes dark fiber cement, gray acoustic paneling, and black linoleum. Throughout, smoked glazed doors, varied lighting strategies, transparencies between floors, and screens and perforations establish spaces that continually shift users’ vantage points and prioritize the experience of encounter and discovery.

Upon entering the museum, visitors are guided into a 350 sq ft multimedia briefing elevator – one of the largest in the world –that orients visitors to the SPYSCAPE experience. The elevator brings visitors up the exhibition level and opens onto a flexible retail and temporary exhibition space that unfolds beneath a dramatic vaulted LED light canopy. The perimeter curtain walls of the museum feature a playful “urban camouflage” graphic dot and pixel vinyl which obscures views to the surrounding city, partially shrouding the museum interior while dually functioning as a solar screen.

Spyscap Museum

Exhibitions are housed in labyrinthian series of stacked box pavilions, each organized around a unique spy-related theme. The spatial arrangement plays with user’s perceptions, with partially concealed interstitial circulation spaces opening up into immersive, fully interactive multi-media environments.

Each pavilion is distinctive and crafted around its unique content – one of which is a weathered steel drum detailed with offset panelization that envelops users in 360 degrees of programmable content. The experience concludes with a personal debriefing that analyzes each visitor’s unique skill set, after which visitors are brought to a timber viewing platform that provides a moment of repose and vantage point over the core exhibition.

SPYSCAPE Museum – Building Information

Architect: Adjaye Associates
Client: Archimedia
Structural Engineer: Arup
Mechanical Engineer: AMA
Lift Consultant: VDA
Fire Consultant: AMA
Lighting Consultant: Lighting Workshop
Total Area: 60,000 ft2

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Images: Scott Frances for SPYSCAPE

SPYSCAPE Museum in New York images / information received 190218


Address: 928 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone: +1 212-549-1941

Location: 928 8th Ave, New York City, USA

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