The Attractions Of Central Park

Glen Span Arch: W102

[Constructed 1865]
Designers:
Calvert Vaux 1824-1895 &
Jacob Wrey Mould 1825-1886 • England

Architectural Highlights
Dimensions:
Length - 50 feet: Width - 16 feet:
Height - 18 feet 6 inches. The sidewalls on top are 65 feet long.
Revetment (surface):
Light-gray gneiss in ashlar.
Special Features:
Boulder placement around the stone abutments adds to the rustic character of the arch. Within the archway are small hollowed grottoes.

The Glen Span Arch is the impressive gateway to the Ravine. It is unquestionably one of the most interesting arches in Central Park.
The massive structure of the Glen Span Arch and the serene surroundings of the Ravine’s deep glen gracefully allow water from the Pool to flow under its archway linking it to the Loch as it travels to the far end of the Ravine ending at the Huddlestone Arch. The arch supports the West Drive above while a narrow footpath accompanies the water through its entranceway. A rock trail stretching from the north end of the Pool winds down to the arch below. The steepFirst Cascade to the west of the arch on its southern side creates a magical appeal as it pours over a rocky incline making it the tallest waterfall in the Park.




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