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Unformatted text preview: • Green areas to accomodate activity • Allee was prime geometric feature • Plan for Central Park: Started with area which was a dump, glaciated so it faced many challenges • Fredrick Law Olmstead wrote books on slavery which brought attention to him. He was appointed superintendent • Calvert Vaux: wanted to partner with Olmstead, they entered into the Central Park plan competition • The Dairy in Central Park provided milk for the children (designed by Vaux) • The design of Central Park affected the weekend activities of New York (less church attendance) • They were making more money on the park than they were spending on it (very successful), classes mingled. • Central Park is still considered the Jewel of Manhattan...
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- Spring '99
- Manhattan, Frederick Law Olmsted, central park, Calvert Vaux, Fredrick Law Olmstead