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The Battery

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  • Location: Admiral Dewey Promenade, harborside perimeter railing
  • Sculptor: Wopo Holup
  • Description: Thirty-seven pierced panels, forming a railing for a seawall
  • Materials: Panels--cast iron; two panels--glass; two running bands--bronze
  • Dimensions: each panel 2' x 2'; fence l 1500'
  • Cast: 2000
  • Dedicated: June 5, 2000
  • Donor: Conervancy for Historic Battery Park

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Portions of the Battery are closed for various improvements, including a connection between the Greenways along the Hudson River and the East River. The 12-acre site will feature a meandering bikeway and walkway through lushly planted perennial gardens; a reconstructed Battery Green, the large oval lawn that serves as a public assembly and performance area; restoration and relocation of 10 monuments to the perimeter for better placement and increased visibility; a protected and replanted woodland area; new paths, trees and seating surrounding the park, and upgraded paving, edging, furnishings and lighting.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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