CFA 20/JAN/22-3


Battery Park, State Street and Battery Place, southern end of Manhattan Island
New York, NY
United States

American Battle Monuments Commission
East Coast Memorial
Flood prevention project - elevate waterfront promenade
Review Type


Dear Gen. Hertling:

In its public meeting of 20 January conducted by videoconference, the Commission of Fine Arts approved, based on its prior review of the submission materials, the proposed concept design for modifications to the East Coast Memorial, located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan in New York City. The Commission members expressed strong support for the sensitive adaptation of this important commemorative work in response to the City of New York’s changes to the waterfront to address sea level rise while also accommodating universal access. Please coordinate the delegated final review with the staff which, as always, is available to assist you.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA

Hon. Mark P. Hertling, Chairman
American Battle Monuments Commission
2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201

cc: Amy Seek, Stantec
Grace Tang, New York City Parks