Freedom Tower to the Staten Island Ferry
January 9, 2012 · 1 Comment
A second night of photography. The other night I walked from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Staten Island Ferry Manhattan Terminal. Tonight I started at the Freedom Tower (now named One World Trade Center) and finished at the Staten Island Ferry Manhattan Terminal. Both walks were southbound. Each walk ended near the southern tip of Manhattan. The walk from the Brooklyn Bridge is the eastern side of Manhattan. Tonight’s walk started from the western side.
Battery Park and the Staten Island Ferry are located very near to the southern tip of Manhattan.
There are so many plaques, memorials, statues, artwork, and other places of interest that these photos are just a small part of what is located in Battery Park and the Esplanade.
One of my favorite images from this grouping is of the Korean War Memorial.
Battery Park is a 25-acre public park located at the Battery, the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City, facing New York Harbor. The Battery is named for artillery batteries that were positioned there in the city’s early years in order to protect the settlement behind them. (Source: Wikipedia- Battery Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_Park)
Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton, once known as Castle Garden, is a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park. Over its active life, it has also functioned as a beer garden, exhibition hall, theater, public aquarium, and finally today as a national monument. (Source: Wikipedia- Castle Clinton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Clinton_National_Monument)
John Ericsson Statue
John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer. He is remembered for designing the ironclad USS Monitor.(Source: Wikipedia- John Ericsson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ericsson)
The statue of John Ericson holds a model of the USS Monitor in his hand.
USS Monitor was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United States Navy during the American Civil War. Source: Wikipedia- USS Monitor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Monitor)
American Merchant Mariners Memorial
The American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial was built in 1991. Designed by the sculptor Marisol Escobar, this memorial is located just south of Pier A on a rebuilt stone breakwater. It is a representation in bronze of four merchant seamen with their sinking vessel after it had been attacked by a U-boat in World War II. The design includes one of the seamen in the water, submerged with each high tide.
(Source: Wikipeida- City Pier A http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Merchant_Mariners%27_Memorial)
The great aspect of this memorial is as the high/ low tide change, the man’s head in the water is either above or below the tide water.
Korean War Memorial
This monument in Battery Park, north of Castle Clinton, honors military personnel who served in the Korean Conflict (1950-1953).
(Source: NYC Parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/about/history/veterans)
Battery Park Esplanade
The Esplanade runs the entire length of Battery Park City, along the Hudson River from Stuyvesant High School on the north end all the way south to Historic Battery Park.
Freedom Tower (One WTC)
One World Trade Center (more simply known as 1 WTC, and formerly known as the Freedom Tower), is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan of New York City. The 105-story supertall skyscraper is being constructed in the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, occupying the location where the original 8-story 6 World Trade Center once stood.
(Source: Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_World_Trade_Center)
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