← Back to Learning from Home

Virtual Walk of Battery Park City

The neighborhood at the southwest tip of lower Manhattan called Battery Park City was created, beginning in the late 1960s, from landfill from the excavations for the original World Trade Center. Consisting of north and south sections of residential enclaves, a central commercial district of skyscrapers, and public parks, Battery Park City was designed to be both a City and a Park that created new spaces for downtown residents and opened the waterfront to nature and public open space. 

In 2000, the Battery Park City Authority introduced a set of Green Guidelines for all new residential buildings. As a result of this policy, Battery Park City is famously known as one of the first “green communities.” With our virtual green tour, you can explore the neighborhood from home through Google Earth and plan your future visit. 

Battery Park City Virtual Walk Itinerary

Itinerary: You’ll start at The Skyscraper Museum.

  1. Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
  2. Battery Park City School, 55 Battery Place
  3. Robert Wagner Park and Pavilion, 20 Battery Place
  4. World Financial Center/Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street
  5. The Verdesian, 211 North End Avenue
  6. Tribeca Green, 325 North End Avenue
  7. Solaire, 20 River Terrace
  8. One River Terrace,