Tour 2 of the Museum's three thematic walking tours of Battery Park City, held on Thursday, July 7 at 4pm—and repeated on Friday, July 15 at 4pm— focuses on the commercial core with its 1980s skyscrapers of the original World Financial Center (now Brookfield Place) designed by architect Cesar Pelli, as well as the expansive North Cove Marina and its public realm. This walk investigates how the planning concept of public-private partnership was both the principle and economic engine of the Battery Park City project and how the goals of opening the waterfront to public access and recreation were realized over three decades.
This tour will meet under the palm trees at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. Our Walking Tours are free! Reservation priority is given to Skyscraper Museum Members and to Corporate Members and their employees. Members can register by emailing [email protected] before the sign-up for Tour 2 opens to the general public on June 15th.
Non-member registration for The Commercial Core opens on Wednesday, June 15th on a space-available basis. Registration for each tour is limited to 25 people. Confirmation emails will be sent 2 days before the event and must be confirmed by 24 hours before the event, or the reservation will be cancelled. Any updates for bad-weather cancellations will be sent to your email address. Masks are required in the Museum and are suggested for outdoor tours.
Programs are supported by a Community Partnership with the Battery Park City Authority.