Battery Park City
Battery Park City is a 92-acre planned residential site on the southwestern tip of Manhattan. The largest “green” neighborhood in the world, it boasts 5 million square feet of environmentally sustainable design and construction, with residential buildings such as The Solaire, Riverhouse, and Tribeca Green leading the way in sustainably conscious design. Thirty-six acres of parks and gardens and 20 pieces of public art. Surrounded on three sides by the Hudson River and bound to the east by West Street, the neighborhood is adjacent to the Financial District.
By the late 1950s, Lower Manhattan’s port district had become desolate, prompting private firms to propose the idea of a landfill development that would revitalize the shoreline. A master plan was created in the 1960s; and by 1976, infrastructure was completed using landfill collected at the World Trade Center. Building construction commenced in the 1980s and continued through the 90s, with the goal of creating a mixed-use commercial/residential district.