New York cityscape paintings are great for fine art prints. Whether you choose canvas, paper, or any medium, the results are always impressive.
The first time I visited Central Park back in the 70’s, my mother took me to the Gapstow Bridge. It was a great little cozy place. But it was only decades later when I went there in the winter that I could witness its magical power.
Supporting a spectacular similarity to the Bridge of Saint Francis in San Remo, Italy, the beautiful, Gapstow Bridge, is made of schist and located near 62nd street in the Central Park area at the northeast end of a pond.
An excellent sample of conservative construction, this overpass was originally designed by Jacob Wrey Mould in 1874 and manufactured employing a special cast-iron and wood trimming.
Eventually, the original architecture design would become obsolete and unable to hold against the weather and was quickly substituted by a new one after a few years of hard beating.
From the bridge, you can appreciate one of the most beautiful views of New York City’s skyline.
The stone bridge arcs graciously beyond the thin neck of the Pond back-dropped by the Plaza Hotel and other surrounding buildings behind the trees. Wonderful reflections of ducks in the waters and people crossing the arch complete the natural artwork.
Today, whether mirroring skyscrapers or ducks, reflecting people or trees the Bridge is a landmark most appreciated by anyone that goes to New York and is guided by good tour information. The Pond is very well integrated with Central Park green areas, as well as the modern urban sites around it.
The old lake was built on a lake bottom without proper underpinnings and did not have a good structure. Wollman Rink replaced part of the Pond in 1951 and has been used for ice-skating ever since 1987.
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