Photo By Peter Watts
Battery Park


This panorama was taken from the waterfront of Battery Park and looks out over the Upper Bay, where the Hudson River and East River meet at the southern end of New York. It is probably the most visited park in New York as millions pass through here on their way to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, which can be seen offshore in this picture. The skyline of Manhattan rises to the north of the park.


Battery Park - New York visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Battery Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from New York.

Battery Park covers 25 acres on the southern tip of Manhattan in New York. It is so named for the artilery Battery that used occupy the site to protect the harbour. Today the park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York, and contains numerous statues ans monument. As well as offering panoramic views over the Upper Bay, the park marks the meeting point of the Hudson and East Rivers. Four tourists, Battery Park is the departure point for Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and it is for this reason that most pass through. Tickets for these two attractions are purchased at the Castle Clinton National Monument, and the queues often stretch all the way round the exterior of the building.

Notable sculptures and monuments within Batter Park include the World War II War Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. More recently, the The Sphere and eternal flame 9/11 memorial were established in Battery Park in memory f the destruction of the World Trade Center towers.

Battery Park forms the southernmost part of a promenade that extends up the west side of Manhattan along the Hudson River. This continues along the City Esplanade, past North Cove Yacht Harbor, the construction site for Freedom Tower and on to Rockefeller Park. The ferry for Staten Island leaves from the pier on the east side of Battery Park.


Subway: South Ferry (Line 1), Bowling Green (Lines 4,5), Whitehall Street - South Ferry (R, W lines)


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