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The Central Park, Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure

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  • the story of the creation of New York’s great public park, from its conception to its completion
  • this treasure trove of material ranges from the original winning competition entry; to meticulously detailed maps; to plans and elevations of buildings, some built, some unbuilt; to elegant designs for all kinds of fixtures needed in a world of gaslight and horses; to intricate engineering drawings of infrastructure elements
  • a virtual time machine that takes the reader on a journey through the park as it was originally envisioned
  • both a magnificent art book and a message from the past about what brilliant urban planning can do for a great city.
  • hardcover, 236 pages
  • dimensions: 1 0 x 1.15 x 11.9 inches