Zuccotti Park

Zuccotti Park


Everyday I pass the Zuccotti Park on my way from my home to work and back. I simply wanted to stress my appreciation of the beautiful design you created for this park and the careful thought you gave to its functionality. As you must be well aware, the park is mobbed day and night which is a reflection on both the artistic layout and the desperate need for space which you have given to Lower Manhattan.

Daniel Libeskind

Following the destruction of Liberty Plaza Park on September 11, 2001, Brookfield Properties hired Cooper Robertson to restore and re-imagine this important public space. Our design for the park, renamed Zuccotti Park, restores historic pedestrian access from the World Trade Center site to Broadway. The site of a 1773 protest against the Tea Act, The Park has taken on further, recent historic significance as the epicenter of the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011.

Granite benches and tables, honey locust trees, and paving patterns emphasize diagonal access between the World Trade Center site and Broadway. On the walking surface, five hundred lights behind milk-white glass pavers set flush with the granite slabs transform the park at night.



Brookfield Properties

New York, New York
Site Area
0.75 acres
Completion Date
Construction Cost
$8 million
  • 2008 American Institute of Architects Honor Award
  • 2007 American Institute of Architects New York State Merit Award
  • 2007 American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Merit Award
  • Quennell Rothschild Landscape Architects

  • Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers