What Is Not Now Present

Hidden Histories: 6 Little-Known Designs for Central Park” is a nice preview of Cynthia Brenwall’s book The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure. All of the items she highlights are worth reading about, but the plan for a floating music pavilion to save wear on the grass captured my imagination. I would not be uninteresting in designing such a structure. The picture above, of the music pavilion at the north end of the Mall shows the crowds that went for music in the 1800s; we’re currently working on restoration of the Naumberg Bandshell that replaced the pavilion.

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