Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Springbanks Arch - Central Park
Springbanks Arch - Central Park, April 7, 2010
John Wyffels, Andy Peterson, Kyle Petersen, John Jessmon, Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson
Buried deep in Central Park's northern stretch, Springbanks is perhaps the park's most secluded arch. It is accessed by descending a flight of steps, like Trefoil Arch. It is quite wet after a heavy rain as water cascades into it to join Montayne's Rivulet. Springbanks is said to resemble some of the archways in London's Regent's Park.
Location: takes park path under park drive between the North Meadow and The Loch at about 102nd Street. Built: 1863 by Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould. Made of Hudson River Valley sandstone.