A plaque on my wall from New York City cites me as "The Father" of Battery Park City, an extraordinary "new town" built on 100 acres of landfill at the southern tip of Manhattan. Today the development houses over 10,000 people. Thousands work in its famed World Financial Center. The public uses its schools, museums and recreational facilities, including a splendid riverfront esplanade. But until now the story has gone untold of how close hard economic times and even harder political machinations came to leaving it all on the drawing boards. This is that story.
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Published June 7, 2005
Business & Economics.