Dimensions: Length - 58 feet:
Height - 8 feet: Width - 9 feet 4 inches.
Parapet walls: Length - 40 feet.
Revetment (surface): Manhattan schist
in rockface ashlar.
Features: Stairway on the northwest side
leads sharply downward toward the curved
path leading up to the sealed archway just beyond.
Along the path leading to the West Drive in Central
Park nestled among the declining landscape is
the 90th Street Rustic Stone Arch.
This archs long passageway
provided an invitation
to crime and recalcitrance
is currently locked up
and no longer in use.
Since the access road curves to the Drive, the
underpass is shaped like an elongated S.
Located very close to the 90th Street entrance
and only a short distance from the Reservoir this curious unobtrusive arch rarely gets any
recognition. Created in the tradition of Vauxs
earlier designs, this arch is constructed out of stone.