“From coastal resiliency and sustainable green practices to the preservation of affordable housing, world-class public art, and vibrant, year-round programming in award-winning public spaces, Battery Park City leads the way in many of the measures that makes cities livable."

Raju Mann

President & CEO
  • 02/28
  • Art & Culture
  • Community


Part of what makes Battery Park City so special is our 36 acres of parks and public spaces. And what makes those areas special is the original art that lives in it.

Pylons, located on the BPC Esplanade just above the North Cove Marina, consists of two tall stainless steel columns, one of them airy and open, made of wire mesh; the other solid and angular, create a symbolic portal at the river’s edge.

Created by artist Martin Puryear and installed in 1995, Pylons helps frame the sightlines of the Winter Garden. Viewed either from land or water, the columns are designed as a symbolic portal connecting the two.

Outside the permanent installation here in Battery Park City, Mr. Puryear’s work has been shown at the Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and Madison Square Park – among many more. He is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery in Chelsea.

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