Sunday, March 11, 2012
A New York Minute: Central Park 1858 -vs- 1972
In a prospectus for New York City authorities in 1858, [Frederick Olmstead used dreamy watercolor vignettes like this one to help describe the landscape effects he hoped to create in Central Park.
Olmstead foresaw that Central Park would become hemmed in by buildings. Today (1972) it serves magnificently, as he hoped it would, as a refuge from the bustle and jar of the streets.
(Unknown Magazine - 1972)