Lost in the web of construction occurring at the World Trade Center complex, Liberty Park is finally set to open this summer.
Similar to the High Line, Liberty Park will be elevated, 25 feet to be exact. The park will overlook the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and be filled with various trees and plants. Liberty Park will also feature a 300-foot long wall that will be filled with greenery at its base.
Work Continues at Liberty Park Plaza Seating Area pic.twitter.com/WT73iOcVFi— WTCProgress (@WTCProgress) May 18, 2016
Construction isn’t just happening on the park, but inside the park as well. Eventually, Liberty Park will house the St. Nicholas National Shrine near where the Greek Orthodox Church, St. Nicholas Church, stood prior to 9/11.
Additionally, an elevated walkway is being constructed over the highway to connect Battery Park City with the newly constructed park. While the park is now set to open this summer, the St. Nicholas National Shrine won't be completed until 2017.
The Living Wall at WTC Liberty Park pic.twitter.com/WyxWdZOizK— WTCProgress (@WTCProgress) May 13, 2016
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