The first tour explores Battery Park City’s southern district, which is home to the Skyscraper Museum and includes some of BPC's earliest landscapes and infrastructure, as well as the residential enclaves built in the 1990s, following the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. We will visit historic Pier A, Wagner Park, and South Cove, as well as the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951, and learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of BPCA. Tour duration is around 60 minutes.
The tour meets at and departs from The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl. You must RSVP by the Eventbrite link to reserve a place for each person on the tour. Any updates for bad-weather cancellations will be sent to your email address.
Masks are required in the museum. For outdoor tours, masks are suggested, even for vaccinated adults. All programs will be socially distanced. Each tour is limited to 20 people.
Walking Tours are free! Reservation priority is given to Skyscraper Museum members and residents of Battery Park City. Programs are supported by a Community Partnership with the Battery Park City Authority. Questions? Email [email protected] or call our office 212-945-6324.