Its name comes from the pieces of artillery which were formerly installed there, so much by the Dutch than the English. One arranged there with the one of his ends, Hope Garden (the garden of the hope), a memorial for the victims of the AIDS. In the south is the terminal of the ferries bound for the Statue of Freedom.
Inside the park is Castle Clinton, strong American builds right before the Guerre of 1812 and baptized in the honor of the mayor of the time, DeWitt Clinton. It became property of the town of New York after the war. Battery Park accommodates today the sculpture The Sphere for Plaza Fountain (Fritz Koenig - 1971), which trônait formerly on the place of the World Trade Center, with the foot of the Twin towers ( Twin Towers ). Damaged and dented, the sphere testifies to the violence of the attacks of September 11th, 2001. One also finds there the New York Korean War Memorial of the sculptor Mac Adams.
May 20th, 1924, for the 300ème birthday of the foundation of New York, a monument was set up in the honor of the Walloon pioneers.
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