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Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

Manhattan Plaza

 
 
Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2002
1. Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Marker
Inscription.  Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel
Manhattan Plaza
Longest Underwater Vehicular Tunnel in North America
9,117 feet in length
Opened May 25th, 1950
Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority
 
Erected by Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.
 
Location. 40° 42.297′ N, 74° 0.911′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Battery Place near Greenwich Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Netherlands Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Netherlands Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Beaver’s Path (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Historic Battery Park & Castle Clinton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Amsterdam (about 300 feet away); The Sphere
Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Ventilation Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 2001
2. Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Ventilation Building
The marker is on the right (Greenwich Street) side of the building.
(was about 300 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ); In Honor of Peter Caesar Alberti (about 300 feet away); Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House / National Museum of the American Indian (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. The tunnel was renamed the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel in October 2012, but the marker remained. The building is mentioned in The AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 12, 2019
3. Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Marker
With the construction of a security/flood wall around the building, the marker was moved to this more prominent location on Battery Place.
The building appeared as the agency headquarters in "Men in Black". image. Click for full size.
August 27, 2013
4. The building appeared as the agency headquarters in "Men in Black".
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on April 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on April 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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