By Louise G Burnham
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A sprawling oasis set opposed to the breathtaking skyline of latest York urban, crucial Park is an artificial masterpiece. Now, crucial PARK: a trip to at least one of the Worlds so much valuable Landscapes can pay homage to the park that has been the center piece of recent York urban for multiple hundred years
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The new sandstone carvings are indistinguish- to reopen able years, but fortunately, the local from the old. bronze fountain form the architectural highlight of Central Park. One hundred roots, years of wind, water, and human abuse had Terrace. By left their ice, pollution, tree mark on the Bethesda the late 1970s, roots had displaced large stones and topsoil had washed down the slopes and collected against the side walls of the Terrace. away many of the Wind and details in the and flowers, birds and weather had worn sandstone carvings of fruit vines.
Struction schedule. originally designed. Although ^y(y rendering of Gapstow Bridge shows the Plaza Hotel strained the original path system. Rather than coming to the park to enjoy a serpentine the scenery, more and west. As surround the park, the need for east-west access increased. That, reation of the Greensward Plan focus south and north, than visitors criti- for restoration are to interested non-profit groups such as the Municipal Art Society and the Parks Council. Charles A. Dana Discovery Center.
Gordon Davis NYC Park Commissioner, 1978-1986 THE BIRTH OF THE CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY By 1975, Central Park was in bad shape— just like New York City's finances. Park fixtures and furniture were broken and strewn about, lampposts were beheaded, and benches had lost their wooden slats. Olmsted's sweeps of green lawn had been trampled down, the soil so compacted that nothing could grow except puddles of water after covered almost every available stone or park had a lawless look about it; it a rain.