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dc.coverage.spatialSite: New York, New York, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporalbegun 1857 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorOlmsted, Frederick Law, Sr.en_US
dc.creatorVaux, Calverten_US
dc.date1857-1875en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-11T18:40:08Z
dc.date.available2013-07-11T18:40:08Z
dc.date.issued1857-1875en_US
dc.identifier223872en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 543en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/132499
dc.descriptionThe Mall (a straight path lined with elms, the only formal area in the park), view of the entry to the Mall, from the south end; In autumn 1857 Olmsted became Superintendent of Central Park, then still an undeveloped site, in New York. The following spring he and Calvert Vaux, the former collaborator of A. J. Downing, won the public competition to design the 345-ha park. Their plan, Greensward, was the only one that proposed to run the four required transverse roads across the park below the line of sight. It also provided the greatest expanse of meadow of any entry. Appointed Architect-in-Chief of the park in early 1858, Olmsted directed its construction, coordinating the work of engineers, architects and other professionals. By the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, construction of the park was nearly complete below the reservoir at 79th Street. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 2/8/2008)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectlandscapesen_US
dc.subjectparks (recreation areas)en_US
dc.subjectNineteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectPicturesque, theen_US
dc.titleCentral Parken_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode2A1-OF-CP-E3en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniquegardeningen_US
vra.worktypepark (recreation area)en_US
dc.contributor.displayCalvert Vaux (American architect, 1824-1895); Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. (American landscape architect, 1822-1903)en_US


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