Photo By Peter Watts
East Coast WWII Memorial in Battery Park
 

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East Coast WWII Memorial in Battery Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This panorama shows the East Coast World War II memorial in Battery Park. It took quite a while to take the pictures for the panorama as lots of tourists come up to pose by the large eagle sculpture. The walls are engraved with the names of the dead.

East Coast WWII Memorial in Battery Park - FURTHER INFORMATION

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

The East Coast Memorial is at the southern end of Battery Park in New York. The memorial honours the 4106 American servicemen who lost their lives at sea during WWII. At the eastern end of the memorial plaza is a large bronze sculpture of an eagle. The eagle stands on a pedestal of black granite, with wings outstretched. In it's talons it holds a wreath over a wave, symbolic of mourning the sea dead. The eagle looks out to the Statue of Liberty. 4 massive granite slabs rise from both the north and south side of the plaza inscribed with lists of names, rank, organization and state of the deceased.

Behind the East Coast Memorial the skyline of Manhattan rises as a dramatic backdrop to the memorial. It is a very popular place for tourists to come and pose for pictures. Other notable sculptures and monuments within Batter Park include The Sphere memorial to the WTC and Korean War Memorial.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

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



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