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Encyclopedia > Battery Park City, Manhattan
The promenade of Battery Park City.
The promenade of Battery Park City.

Battery Park City is a 90 acre (0.4 km²) planned community at the southwestern tip of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The land upon which it stands was created from the Hudson River using 1.2 million cubic yards (917,000 cubic meters) of dirt and rocks excavated during the construction of the World Trade Center and certain other construction projects. 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. View of the Hudson River from New York Citys Battery Park City. ... View of the Hudson River from New York Citys Battery Park City. ... A New town or planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... 1 World Trade Center redirects here. ... A view of the World Trade Center, World Financial Center, and Battery Park City from the Hudson River on August 26, 2000. ... Battery Park (to New Yorkers, The Battery) is a 21-acre (8. ...


Battery Park City is owned and managed by the Battery Park City Authority, a public-benefit corporation created by New York State. Excess revenue from the area is contributed to other housing efforts, typically low-income projects in the Bronx and Harlem. The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is a New York State public benefit corporation whose mission is to plan, create, co-ordinate and maintain a balanced community of commercial, residential, retail, and park space within its designated 92-acre site on the lower west side of Manhattan in... A public benefit corporation is a public corporation chartered by a state designed to perform some public service. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ...


Geography

The Hudson waterfront before Battery Park City.
The Hudson waterfront before Battery Park City.
The Hudson waterfront with Battery Park City.
The Hudson waterfront with Battery Park City.

Battery Park City is bounded on the east by West Street, which insulates the area from the Financial District of downtown Manhattan. To the west, north and south, the area is surrounded by the tidal estuary of the Hudson River. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 412 KB)World trade buildings across the water. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 412 KB)World trade buildings across the water. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 346 KB) Summary Shown: World Trade Center Battery Park City Hudson River Source: [1] by ndrwfgg Date: Circa August 26 2000 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x1024, 346 KB) Summary Shown: World Trade Center Battery Park City Hudson River Source: [1] by ndrwfgg Date: Circa August 26 2000 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... The old elevated highway, looking north at Gansevoort Street The old elevated highway, looking north at Canal Street The West Side Highway (officially the Joe DiMaggio Highway, formerly the Miller Highway) is a mostly-surface section of New York State Highway 9A in Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA. As... A view up Broad Street in the Financial District in Manhattan The Financial District is the neighborhood in New York City on the southernmost section of the island of Manhattan which comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the citys major financial institutions, including the New York Stock...


The development consists of roughly five major sections. Traveling North to South, the first neighborhood, the "North Residential Neighborhood," consists of high-rise residential buildings, a large hotel, Stuyvesant High School and a mall (currently occupied by a movie theater, restaurants and a discount store for leather goods and accessories). Former parkland in the area is being converted into high-rise buildings. Stuyvesant High School, commonly known as Stuy, is a New York City public high school that specializes in math and science. ...


Immediately to the South lies the World Financial Center, a complex of several commercial buildings occupied by tenants including American Express, Dow Jones & Company, Merrill Lynch and Deloitte & Touche. The World Financial Center's ground floor and portions of the second floor are occupied by a mall; its center point is a steel-and-glass atrium known as the Winter Garden. Outside of the Winter Garden lies a sizeable yacht harbor on the Hudson known as North Cove. A view of the World Trade Center, World Financial Center, and Battery Park City from the Hudson River on August 26, 2000. ... American Express (NYSE: AXP) is a diversified global financial services company, headquartered in New York City. ... Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ) is an American publishing and financial information firm. ... Merrill Lynch & Co. ... Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is one of the Big Four auditors. ... Winter Garden may refer to: Winter Garden, Florida Winter Garden Theatre Winter Garden, a book by Beryl Bainbridge This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A modern yacht A yacht (From Dutch Jacht meaning hunt) was originally defined as a light, fast sailing vessel used to convey important persons. ...


South of the World Financial Center lies the majority of Battery Park City's residential areas, in three sections: "Gateway Plaza", a high-rise building complex; the "Rector Place Residential Neighborhood" and the "Battery Place Residential Neighborhood", mostly low-rise building complexes. These neighborhoods contain most of the area's residential buildings, along with park space and various types of supporting businesses (supermarkets, restaurants, movie theatres.) Construction of residential buildings began north of the World Financial Center in the late 1990s. Exterior of typical European supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) A typical supermarket in Hong Kong. ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... A typical megaplex (AMC Rolling Hills 20 in Rolling Hills Estates, California). ...


History

Part of Battery Park City viewed from the World Trade Center.
Part of Battery Park City viewed from the World Trade Center.

By the late 1950s, the once prosperous port area of downtown Manhattan was occupied by a number of dilapidated shipping piers, casualties of the rise of air transport. The initial proposal to reclaim this area through landfill was offered in the early 1960s by private firms and supported by the Mayor. This plan became complicated when Governor Nelson Rockefeller announced his desire to redevelop a part of the area as a separate project. The various groups reached a compromise, and in 1966 the governor unveiled the proposal for what would become Battery Park City. The creation of architect Wallace K. Harrison, the proposal called for a 'comprehensive community' consisting of housing, social infrastructure and light industry. The landscaping of the parkspace and later the Winter Garden was designed by M. Paul Friedberg. In 1968, the New York State Legislature created the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) to oversee development. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (698x1024, 438 KB) View from the World Trade Center photographed in 1992 by Sander Lamme. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (698x1024, 438 KB) View from the World Trade Center photographed in 1992 by Sander Lamme. ... 1 World Trade Center redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Wallace K. Harrison is a mid-twentieth-century architect. ... M. Paul Friedberg (b. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The New York Legislature is the U.S. state of New Yorks legislative branch, seated at the states capital, Albany. ... The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is a New York State public benefit corporation whose mission is to plan, create, co-ordinate and maintain a balanced community of commercial, residential, retail, and park space within its designated 92-acre site on the lower west side of Manhattan in...


For the next several years, the BPCA made slow progress. In 1969, it unveiled a master plan for the area, and in 1972 issued $200 million in bonds to fund construction efforts. By 1976 the landfill was completed; in many cases, the pre-existing piers were simply buried. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


Construction efforts ground to a halt for nearly two years beginning in 1977, as a result of city-wide financial hardships. In 1979, the title to the landfill was transferred from the city to the BPCA, which financially restructured itself and created a new, more limited master plan. During the late 1970's and early 1980's the site hosted Creative Time's landmark Art on the Beach sculpture exhibitions. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


Construction began on the first residential building in 1980, followed in 1981 with the start of construction on the World Financial Center, which saw its first tenants in 1985. Throughout the 1980s, the BPCA oversaw a great deal of construction, including the entire Rector Place neighborhood and the river Esplanade. It was during this period that current City Planning Department Director Amanda Burden worked on BPC. In the early 1990s, Battery Park City became the new home of the Stuyvesant High School. By the turn of the century, Battery Park City was mostly completed, with the exception of some ongoing construction on West Street. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amanda M. Burden (born 1944) is the director of the New York City Department of City Planning and chair of the City Planning Commission. ... Stuyvesant High School, commonly known as Stuy, is a New York City public high school that specializes in math and science. ...


Current residential neighborhoods of Battery Park City are divided into a north and south section, separated by the World Financial Center Complex. The southern section, extending down from the Winter Garden, is the more densly populated region, containing Gateway Plaza, and Rector Place apartment buildings. The northern section, although still under very large construction, consists entirely of large, 20-45 story buildings which are all various shades of orange brick.


The September 11, 2001 attacks had a major impact on Battery Park City. More than two thirds of the area's residents fled after the adjacent World Trade Center towers collapsed. Gateway Plaza, the largest of the residential buildings, was punctured by airplane parts, and the Winter Garden was severely damaged. Environmental concerns regarding dust from the Trade Center have also been a continuing source of worry. Since the attacks, much of the damage has been repaired; reduced rents and government subsidies have gone a long way to restoring residential occupancy. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... 1 World Trade Center redirects here. ...


In the meantime, real estate development in the area continues unabated. More recent projects include Tribeca Green, which caters to the environmentally conscious, and several other buildings.


External links

  • Battery Park City Authority
  • NYCfoto.com Photos of Battery Park City
  • Battery Park City ONLINE Community Web-site
  • North Cove Marina
  • Rental buildings in Battery Park City
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