Dimensions: Length - 49 feet:
Width - 14 feet 10 inches:
Height - 9 feet 10 inches. Revetment (surface): Red-brick
and sandstone trim Special Features: Rustic voussoirs
(wedge-shaped stones) are vermiculated
(indented) providing the space between
the spring block (support) and the arch
a unique worn appearance. Passageway: Has bench seating in wall
arcades and a center niche on the north
side once contained a fountain. Railing: Above the sandstone coping at the
top of the arch, the original ornamental
cast-iron railing has been replaced with
wooden parkway guardrails.
Although the statue of Central Park's Balto,
the Alaskan sled dog dominates the attention
of all who pass by, it is important to take
notice of the nearby Willowdell Arch.
Directly behind Balto on its eastern portal,
the Willowdell Arch has some outstanding
stylistic details to catch your eye.