The second of the Museum's three thematic walking tours of Battery Park City covers the middle zone of the commercial core with its 1980s skyscrapers of the original World Financial Center (now Brookfield Place) 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. We will consider how the office and retail precinct connects to lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center and how the goal of opening the waterfront to public access and recreation was realized over three decades. Tour duration is around 60 minutes.
This tour will meet in the Wintergarden at Brookfield Place. You must RSVP by the Eventbrite link to reserve a place for each person on the tour. Any updates regarding meeting points or 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.