Landscape architect Joseph Brown designed Liberty Park to be an accessible thoroughfare for commuters, home to historic monuments, and space for locals and visitors to enjoy.
It features a "living wall," a sapling from the Anne Frank Tree, America's Response Monument, and the Koenig Sphere. The Saint Nicholas National Shrine is under construction on Liberty Park's eastern side.
The park connects to the pedestrian walkway (damaged on 9/11) over West Street as well as three street-level stairs and a ramp to Greenwich Street.
Before 9/11, the site had been occupied by the original Saint Nicholas National Shrine, Bankers Trust Building, and the NYPD; like much of the World Trade Center, it was largely destroyed and eventually redeveloped into the park we know today.