Picture Lower Manhattan: Zuccotti Park

Photo by Bathsheba Parker
Photo by Ron Dizon

Zuccotti Park has had quite a history.  Formerly called Liberty Plaza Park, it was built in 1968 in return for a height bonus for an adjacent building at the time of its construction and was one of the few open spaces with tables and seats in the Financial District. It was renamed Zuccotti Park in honor of John E. Zuccotti, Director/Co-Chairman of Brookfield Properties.

In 2001, in the midst of September 11th, the park was used as a staging area for recovery efforts.  In 2011 it became campgrounds and home-base for the “Occupy Wall Street” protest.

Now, it is home to pigeons and passersby and set all aglow for the holiday season!

 

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Tags: 9/11, Brookfield Properties, John E. Zuccotti, Liberty Park Plaza, Lower Manhattan, Occupy Wall Street, public art and green spaces, September 11th, Zucccotti Park

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