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    Most of the western half of the park is closed off behind construction fences. They were supposed to move the Sphere before construction began, but I guess no one wants to step up and make a decision, so work is being done around it.


    The mall is being reconfigured into a larger oval lawn space.


    The perimeter is being extended to incorporate the bikeway link from the west to the east side.


    It looks like the underground equipment vault for the SeaGlass wasn't damaged by the hurricane. A topping out event (last roof panel) will be held on April 18th.



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    I need to take a walk. Been way too long since I've been down that far.

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    The mall consisted of six small parcels of land. It's all being combined into an oval lawn with a wide walkway around the perimeter.








    The SOL security tent is finally going away.


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    There is a God! Hallelujah!!!

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    Good riddance bottlenecks...
    we will finally get our views (and fishing spots) back, they can't dismantle it fast enough!!!

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    Completion for the current construction is winter 2014. In park-years, that would be more like 2016, but unlike some plodding examples like Collect Pond, this one seems to be moving along. They've already started putting down edge stone on the path around the Battery Green.





    There's a design competition to select movable chairs for the Battery Green. You can view the 50 winning designs (or all submissions):

    Draw Up a Chair

    Press release


    From May through October the public can view the TOP 50 designs on exhibition banners located near the Battery Green. The Battery receives over 6 million visitors a year with the
    highest volume during these months. Visitors to the park can express their opinions by texting (424) CHAIR55.

    In November 2013, the Finalists will be announced and fullscale prototypes of their designs will be developed by The Battery Conservancy. The winning design will be awarded US$10,000 cash prize, and the design will be fabricated for use on the Battery Green, now in construction.

    The distinguished jurors are Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art; Allison Arieff, design writer, The New York Times, Editor, The Urbanist; Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana, designers, Sao Paulo; Rob Forbes, Founder of Design Within Reach and CEO of Public Bikes; Mario Schjetnan, CoFounder & Director of Mario Schjetnan/Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico City.

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    lighting tests for seaglass...



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    Security tent is gone, but it left a puddle.


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    Was there last night...what an improvement in EVERY way, shape, and form
    like a whole other world ('cept ray is demanding that it be put back ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post

    Security tent is gone, but it left a puddle.
    Heavy-weight tourist mobs caused unexpected settling?

    If they need to bring the security tent back then it should go in at the east end of the esplanade, over near the Homeland Security / Coast Guard building. NOT here.

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    The tent is back, bigger than ever. Now it just about completely blocks the esplanade. It's also temporary, but that's measured in years.

    Security Theater has a playhouse.

    Against objections by the Battery Park Conservancy, the small mayor and his small police commissioner went to Congress: http://argyllfreepress.com/2013/05/2...ue-of-liberty/

    Sen. Schumer went on to say, “Imagine if airline passengers were not screened before they boarded the plane, but instead were screened after they landed. It makes no sense. The Park Service is making a serious mistake here and we’re asking them to change it.”
    The logical answer to this: Imagine if only one airline screened passengers, and the others did not. Many more people take commuter ferries in NY Bay than those to the SOL.




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    Curses at you kelly , boob burg, and Schumer!

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    Gotta justify all that Homeland Security $$ from the hardworking taxpayers that NYC has come to love.

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    What is that crap and where are the documents justifying its presence?

    I can understand the "need" for some of this, but who do they think they are? At first I thought that tent was for the Battery Park Fashion Show....

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