Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Glade Arch - Central Park

Glade Arch - Central Park, April 7, 2010
Keith Nelson, John Wyffels, Rob Hickman, John Jessmon, Kyle Petersen, Andy Peterson

Constructed of New Brunswick sandstone, Glade Arch is another of Calvert Vaux' older central Park bridges. It suffered rather more deterioration over the years from tree roots, crumbling and graffitists. Finally, after a large part of the balustrades (fence posts) were wiped out by a snow plow in 1980, a complete renovation was completed the next year.

The abutments on either side of Glade Arch feature sunken quatrefoils (four-lobed decorations)

Location: along park path just west of 5th Avenue and 79th Street. Built: 1862 by Vaux

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