Monday, July 9, 2012

Zuccotti Park After Dark

Zuccotti Park, formerly known as Liberty Plaza Park, is a 33,000-square-foot public park in Lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site. It is a privately-owned-public-space controlled by Brookfield Properties. It is located between Broadway, Trinity Place, Liberty Street and Cedar Street. The park's northwest corner is across the street from Four World Trade Center. The park was heavily damaged in the September 11 attacks and subsequent recovery efforts of 2001. Restoration of the park included the installation of "nearly 500 thin, rectangular, in-ground fluorescent lights, specially designed to be water- and air-tight, as well as easily replaceable." Last year, the plaza became the site of the Occupy Wall Street protest camp. During the demonstration, activists occupied the plaza and used it as a staging ground for their protests.  

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