Skip to content

Sightseeing and landmarks in Battery Park City, Manhattan

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Lookout
“Buy a ticket to the observation deck for an amazing AV experience and 360 degree views. Around $35 pp.”
  • 45 locals recommend

Historic sites

Building
“As most people know, this is one of the most famous and popular place to visit. Here we visit the brave and the fallen from the 9/11 attack. It is a very emotional and beautiful place! You must visit this place! Also you can get deals from Groupon!”
  • 196 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“Make sure to go to the actual museum too! One of the best museums I've been too, and it is free after 5pm on Tuesdays. Go at 4:30pm to get tickets if you do decide to do the free entry.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Building
“Standing as a shining beacon for the new Downtown, and a bold addition to the skyline, One World Trade Center is safe, sustainable, and artistically dynamic. Soaring to a symbolic 1,776 feet — it is the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building, and already an iconic New York landmark. Building Facts Opened October 2014 Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (David M. Childs) Tallest of new WTC Complex 104 Stories / 1776 feet high 3 million rentable square feet of space 55 foot high office lobby 54 High-speed destination dispatch passenger elevators Life-safety systems far exceed NYC building code Bound by West, Fulton, Washington and Vesey Streets 55% leased to tenants including Condé Nast                              DESIGN With entrances on all 4 sides of the building, One WTC has been designed to smoothly integrate traffic of visitors & office tenants.  The cubic base has a footprint identical to the original Twin Towers.  The surface of the base is clad in more than 2,000 pieces of shimmering prismatic glass.  The tower ascends 69 stories — its edges chamfered back to form 8 isosceles triangles, a perfect octagon at center.   It culminates in a square, glass parapet at the crown, its crystalline form creating a vibrant effect, as light refracts like a kaleidoscope, changing throughout the day.  The “One World Observatory” — opening 2015 — is an enclosed observation deck rising 1,250 ft. above street level.  The crown of One WTC is a 408-foot spire — consisting of a mast and a communication platform ring.  At night, a beacon at the top sends out a horizontal light beam, which can be seen from miles away. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Building
“"One World Observatory, at the top of One World Trade Center. Discover An Experience Above at the Freedom Tower in New York City."”
  • 43 locals recommend
Building
“Grab a train from Hicksville to Penn Station. Subway to the Freedom Tower. Restore your faith in the USA's ability to overcome all obstacles...Yes, we can!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Fountain
“Good place to reflect upon 9/11, a day that all New York will never forget.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Fountain
“A wonderful monument commemorating those who lost their lives in 9/11. This is a great place for photos, reflection and sightseeing.”
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
“A serene spot to hang out and read or work in a sun-filled space. It's all free, too!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
0