ANCIENT WALL UNEARTHED
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[ December 11th 2005 ]
building a new subway station at the southern
tip of Manhattan have found the remains of a stone
wall thought to be part of a fort that protected
the city in the late 17th century, Reuters
section of wall was found at a depth of around
10 feet in Battery Park, a green area that looks
out on New York harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
wall most likely is a portion of the gun batteries
that once protected the city in the late 17th
and 18th centuries and gave rise to the modern
park name," said Robert Tierney, chairman of the
Landmarks Preservation Commission.
and the Metropolitan Transport Authority will
now work together to preserve the remains as an
archaeological point of interest.