Zuccotti Park



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Zuccotti Park is located between Broadway and Church streets and Liberty and Cedar streets. Its northwest corner is across the street from the World Trade Center site. Zuccotti Park is owned by Brookfield Properties. Zuccotti Park formerly named, and generally known as Liberty Plaza Park is a 33,000-square-foot (3,100 m2) park in Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York.
Zuccotti Park was created in the late 1960s. It was a popular site, given its location between the skyscrapers of the Financial District which lacks such areas. Following the September 11th attacks, it was covered with debris. As part of the Lower Manhattan rebuilding efforts, Zuccotti Park has undergone a complete renovation.
On June 1, 2006, the Zuccotti Park reopened after an $8 million renovation designed by Cooper, Robertson & Partners. It was renamed Zuccotti Park in honor of John Zuccotti, the chairman of Brookfield Properties which used private money to renovate Zuccotti Park which is a public space. Currently, Zuccotti Park has a wide variety of trees, granite sidewalks, tables and seats, as well as lights built into the ground, which illuminate the area. Zuccotti Park is also home to two sculptures: a 70-foot-tall red steel sculpture Joie de Vivre by Mark di Suvero and Double Check, a bronze businessman sitting on a bench, by John Seward Johnson II.