Aerial Overview Courtesy Cooper Robertson

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Battery Park City, Untapped Cities Insiders are invited to explore the built-from-scratch neighborhood which was built on 92-acres of Manhattan’s southern tip. This special tour will be led by the Battery Park City Development Project Lead Brian Shea of Cooper Robertson. Shea has been part of the project since its inception in 1979 and knows every inch of the site. On this tour, Insiders will learn the history of the community and see how it transformed atop land created by dirt and rock from the excavation of the original World Trade Center and other Manhattan projects. Battery Park City now encompasses over 30 acres of public land, residential buildings and world class retail and commercial spaces like Brookfield Place and the World Financial Center.


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

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: This event is booked out! Join the waitlist by filling out the form below!

BPC Commercial Center Courtesy Cooper Robertson

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 5/1 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 5/1 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

Courtesy Cooper Robertson

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

Join the waitlist by filling out the form below!

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