World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Battery Park

Listed under Visitor Attractions in New York City, United States.

Photo of Battery Park
Photo by flickr user Tommy Klumker
Pin It

Battery Park, just a few blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood takes its name from the artillery batteries that once protected New York Harbor. Fritz Koenigs sculpture ‘The Sphere’ which was damaged in fallout of 9/11 now stands, battered, as a memorial to the victims of the attacks. Other notable features of the park include a WW II memorial and a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Korean war. Looking out towards the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park really feels removed from the rush of Manhattan; there is a sense of a common respect for the events of the past.

Written by  Alex Allen.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

Similar Experiences

  • Mini Europe

    Around the corner from the Atomium lays this gem of a park. 350 of Europe's best known (and not so well known) monuments and at…

  • Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal tour is not only about the seeing the mausoleum in white marble, but also its surroundings, especially the Taj Garden…

  • Eiffel Tower

    Originally built for the 1889 World Fair, this structure was designed to incorporate the advancement of metallurgy in construct…

Nearby Experiences

  • Chase Manhattan Bank

    Based on another design of the architect company, the much smaller Inland Steel Building in Chicago, this continued the Inland …

  • Ground Zero

    At the moment “Ground Zero”, a name borrowed from the site of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima is not much to look at. Plans for…

  • Woolworth Building

    Cass Gilbert was commissioned by Frank Woolworth to design the world’s tallest building, and he was required to cast over 30 pr…

Related links

Contribute to this page