NYC park lovers will rejoice at the news that the city's much-anticipated Liberty Park is slated to open this summer. The elevated park is currently under construction but, according to 6sqft, is set to be completed over the next few months. Once open, the acre-long, greenery-infused public space will rise 25 feet above-ground, providing beautiful views of the 9/11 Memorial below.
Renderings of the park show a tree-lined plaza filled with planters and multiple benches. According to DNAinfo, the park’s landscape architecture includes a lot of trees as well as some thoughtful green touches, like a species of tree sapling descended from Anne Frank’s white Horse Chestnut Tree. There will also be a 25-foot-high, 300-foot living wall running along the base of the park and visible from street level.
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Along with views of the 9/11 Memorial, visitors to the park will also be able to enjoy vistas of Santiago Calatrava’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which is still under construction. The original church was destroyed during the 9/11 attacks.