Sunday, May 20, 2007

1960s Public Chic



As spring blooms fill the air and thoughts turn to our gardens here's a wintertime shot of a little vest pocket park that reminds us of the importance of structure. Paley Park designed by Zion and Breen in 1967 and located in Manhattan on East 53rd Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues features 17 honey locust trees and a 20 foot waterfall that pumps 1800 gallons of water a minute. It is a perfect modernist park that provides respite in the middle of the hectic city. And we thought William S. Paley was cool for marrying Babe!

2 comments:

underneath said...

Lovely picture - even if it is winter..

EPHEMERALTHING said...

Me "suena" muchísimo este rincón y como el sonido del agua ahogaba el del tráfico. Incluso creo recordar, era el 98, que en el lado izquierdo estaba instalado, como una escultura, un pedazo del Muro de Berlin.
Recuerdos, memoria, ..., en cualquier caso, un ricón muy evocador.