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Battery Park City (including historic pier information)

Battery Park City – Map

http://www.batteryparkcity.org/page/index_battery.html

Battery Park City is a 92-acre (0.4 km²) planned community at the southwestern tip of lower Manhattan in New York City, United States. The land upon which it stands was created on the Hudson River using 1.2 million cubic yards (917,000 m3) of soil and rocks excavated during the construction of the World Trade Center and certain other construction projects, as well as from sand dredged from New York Harbor off Staten Island.  The neighborhood, which is the site of the World Financial Center along with numerous housing, commercial and retail buildings, is named for adjacent Battery Park.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_Park_City

 

 

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Ferry/Railroad Terminals and the Morris Canal

Ferry Terminals

  • Battery Maritime Building
    • http://batterymaritimebuilding.com
    • The Battery Maritime Building is a ferry terminal at 11 South Street near South Ferry at the tip of Manhattan, and is used for excursion tips as well as the seaonal ferry to Governor’s Island.The Beaux-Arts landmark building was completed in 1909 and used by ferries traveling to 39th Street in Brooklyn. Designed by the firm Walker and Morris, it used a variety of architectural metals, including cast iron, rolled steel, and stamped zinc and copper. It was originally paired with a twin, the Staten Island Terminal. The Brooklyn ferry service shut down in 1938, and since then the 140,000 sq. ft.building has seen various city tenants.

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Hudson River Park (including current and historic pier information)   4 comments

 

Note:  A 1943 map of historic piers can viewed by clicking here:  New York Harbor Terminals.  It is also presented in the Battery Park page.

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Posted February 12, 2011 by David Polakoff in Hudson River Park (including current and historic pier information), New York - Waterfront

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