NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Those on their lunch break in lower Manhattan now have a new area to enjoy their time outside the office.
“You know, we just walked down here and noticed it for the first time and said, ‘God, how come we don’t eat lunch down here every day?'” Lisa DuRussel said, who was on her lunch break.
The fence around the small park, which sits on a portion of the land once occupied by the ill-fated Deutche Bank building, was also the public queuing area for the 9/11 memorial, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation President David Emil told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.
“This was designed so that in the horrible event of a terrorist attack on people waiting for the September 11 [memorial], a truck with a bomb couldn’t get through this fence,” Emil said.