Bound by Broadway, Trinity, Liberty, and Cedar Streets, Liberty Plaza Park underwent a reconstruction that created a public sanctuary in the heart of bustling Lower Manhattan. Owner Brookfield Properties, with the help of architects Cooper Robertson Partners and other collaborators, kicked off the $8 million renovation in mid-July 2005.
The new design is a big change from the previous incarnation of Liberty Plaza Park’s all-pavement, barebones layout, bringing welcome foliage to the Financial District’s skyscraper canyons. More than 50 trees, two remarkable sculptures, planters, benches, and nearly 500 in-ground fluorescent lights make the 33,000-square-foot park a haven along the Broadway streetscape.
Logistically, the redesigned park laid out the center pathway on a diagonal to help accommodate the tens of thousands of pedestrians who walk between the northwest and southeast corners every day.
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