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Battery, the

(Encyclopedia) Battery, the, park, 21 acres (8.5 hectares), southern tip of Manhattan island, New York City; site of former Dutch and English fortifications. Castle Clinton, a fort built in 1808 for…

New York

(Encyclopedia) New York, city (1990 pop. 7,322,564), land area 304.8 sq mi (789.4 sq km), SE N.Y., largest city in the United States and one of the largest in the world, on New York Bay at the mouth…

World Trade Center History

Magnificent buildings graced skyline by David Johnson and Shmuel Ross World Trade Center Stats 200,000 tons of steel 425,000 cubic yards of concrete…