Central Park has a formidable history
arising as it were from a nondescript parcel of land at the center of New York City, enough of a parcel to have developers eying the valuable property for their own projects. The idea of a park located there instead was appalling to them and they fought hard to prevent that from happening. What you have seen here on this website is a tribute to their failed effort. The sites and architectural elements below provide some balance to that historical perspective.