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Central Park 1860--resized.jpg
In 1853 after extensive study, the New York City Common Council approved a site surrounding the Croton Reservoir for a Manhattan park. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and designer Calvert Vaux were winners of a design competition, and in…

Bow Bridge--small.jpg
Photograph of iconic cast iron bridge in New York's Central Park was one of six created for an historical survey in 1984. The description reads: "Designed by Calvert Vaux, the Bow Bridge is one of the most prominently located and visible cast iron…

2015 New York City Drinking Water Supply and Quality Report_0001@0.5x.jpg
Contemporary map shows the three major water supply systems for New York City--the Croton, the Catskill, and the Delaware--along with their constituent reservoirs, aqueducts, and major City Tunnels. This item is in OpenValley to support the…

Aqueduct Profiles.jpg
Two diagrams show the supply lines ending in New York City's Tunnel No. 1 and No. 2. The Catskill Aqueduct begins at the Schoharie Reservoir; the Deleware Aqueduct (at the time) begins at the Neversink Reservoir. The approximately 160-mile length of…

City Tunnel No 2.jpg
Photograph shows workers constructing New York City's second major water tunnel, which originates at the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers, passes under the East River to Astoria, Queens, then continues south through Brookyn--a distance of 20 miles.…

ZuckerJacques - Central Park.JPG
Depicted is the landmark Bethesda Fountain located in New York City's Central Park. The fountain is adorned by a bronze statue with small figures that appear to support the winged figure. Bethesda is a biblical reference to a pool that is believed to…
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