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Walking from the SOL/Ellis Island Ferry to WTC

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Walking from the SOL/Ellis Island Ferry to WTC

Could someone advise roughly how long it would take when getting off the SOL/Ellis Island ferry at Battery Park ferry terminal to walk up to the World Trade Centre Memorial area please? Also how long far from the site is St Paul's Church? Are both easily found?

Sorry I have seen them on a map but have no comprehension of distances in NYC!

Thanking you

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1. Re: Walking from the SOL/Ellis Island Ferry to WTC

It depends on how fast you walk; as a map shows, the distance from Battery Park to the WTC is about 3/4 of a mile -- with 3/4 of a mile in New York City being the same distance as 3/4 of a mile anywhere else (or just over one kilometer, if the problem is translating into metric.) Most people walk at a speed of about three miles an hour, so this would be about a 15 minute walk.

St Paul's Chapel (not "church"; it is actually a chapel-of-ease for Trinity Church at the head of Wall Street) is directly across Church Street from the WTC site.

As One World Trade Center is now the tallest building in Manhattan, it is pretty hard *not* to find. St Paul's is also very easily found, as it sits in its own churchyard, which takes up a full city block; its distinctive and handsome portico (which is oddly at the east end of the church) faces Broadway between Fulton and Vesey Streets.

Edited: 22 August 2012, 19:00
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2. Re: Walking from the SOL/Ellis Island Ferry to WTC

You could also ask the Friendly Policeman or New Yorker going about his business.

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3. Re: Walking from the SOL/Ellis Island Ferry to WTC

I never cease to be amazed at the helpfulness of the kind folk on this forum

Thank you!!

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