Aerial Overview Courtesy Cooper Robertson

Just over forty years ago, the land upon which the Battery Park City neighborhood was built didn’t even exist. This built-from-scratch planned community developed by Cooper Robertston in the 1970s and built upon landfill created with dirt and rock from Manhattan excavation sites like that of the original World Trade Center. Forty years later, the neighborhood now boasts residential buildings, one of the largest public parks in New York City, and world class retail and commercial spaces like Brookfield Place and the World Financial Center. To mark this year’s 40th anniversary of the Lower Manhattan neighborhood, you can join Cooper Robertson Director and Battery Park City Project Lead Brian Shea on a special tour through the community which he was integral in creating. You can join this free tour if you are an Untapped Cities Insiders. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain free access to behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long.

DATE: Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 6:00PM-7:00PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 12PM EST
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BPC Commercial Center Courtesy Cooper Robertson


  • North End Avenue
  • The Riverfront Park
  • Vesey Street
  • World Financial Center
  • The Esplanade
  • Rector Place

Courtesy Cooper Robertson

Original Site Plan (hand-drawn by Brian Shea) Courtesy Cooper Robertson

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See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.