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The Battery is one of New York City's oldest public open spaces. Dutch settlers landed here in 1623 and established New Amsterdam. Now the Battery is truly the cradle of New York history, the front lawn of the Downtown district, and a hub of harbor access and cultural tourism. Over four million people, including residents, office workers, school groups, and tourists from around the world annually visit the park and its major landmark, Castle Clinton National Monument..    *  The Sphere (Temporary).    * Dedicated March 11, 2002.    * Description: Temporary Installation of artwork salvaged from WTC Disaster Site. 25' high sphere stood in the WTC Plaza as a monument to world peace from 1971 to September 11, 2001..    * Donor/Source: City of New York.    * Fabricator/Sculptor: Fritz Koenig