Celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted: Good Day, from Central Park
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822 – 1903
We celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted today. Olmsted, an American landscape architect, was famous for designing many well known urban parks. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they titled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year, continued during the American Civil War, and was completed in 1873.
Today, Central Park is on the most famous New York City sights. Here are some stunning pictures of Central Park this week.
Central Park, NYC.
The next time you see the beauty of Central Park in NYC, celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted.
Rowing on the lake in Central Park.
Central Park from above.
Bow Bridge in Central Park.
Aerial View of Central Park.
Panoramic view of New York City over Central Park
In addition to Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted was also involved in numerous projects, including Prospect Park, the Niagara Reservation in Niagara Falls, Mount Royal Park in Montreal, Quebec, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, Massachusetts, Highland Park in Rochester, New York, and Stanford University in California.
His legacy lives on in the beautiful, living and breathing landscapes that continue to exist in cities today. Celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted and his legacy the next time you visit Central Park and experience its beauty.
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