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Free download A Green Place to Be ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ How did Central Park become a vibrant gem in the heart of New York City Follow the visionaries behind the plan as it springs to green lifeIn 1858 New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaEring through trees and over bridges When a citywide contest solicited plans for creating a park out of barren swampland Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted put their heads together to create the winning design and the hard work of making their plans a reality began By winter the lake opened for skating By the next summer the waterside woodlan. It's a challenge for many any of us to view an established PLACE especially a landmark and imagine what it was BEFORE That is most certainly true for a complex biosphere as the New York Central Park I included artartist in my category checklist because any architecture especially landscape architecture is living art It grows changes consumes and produces inspires and annoys A park is the setting on which lives play out changing with the seasons with municipal budgets with management decisions with community use and affection To imagine the swampy smelly disgusting range of acreage that preceded it is nearly impossible I've viewed some photos of that stage and yet it was not brought to life form until I explored the extra wide double spreads of this book Speaking as a non New Yorker I still harbor a deep affection for Central Park based on it as a character in many films and even novels and picture books I've read accounts of the design and construction project and process in adult sources but this picture book is a sort of biography of the park and one that connected me to its value even than I had been While the art engaged me thoroughly especially the diverse representation included at every stage of the process the text is also very thorough and welcoming to readers of school age through adult

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How did Central Park become a vibrant gem in the heart of New York City Follow the visionaries behind the plan as it springs to green lifeIn 1858 New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space The people needed a green place to be a park with ponds to row on and paths for wand. In 1858 New York City reuested bids for the creation of Central Park Two visionaries Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmstead created what would be a template for many other cities turning a mud pit with suatters into the first of America's landscaped public parks Ashley Yazdani has beautifully illustrated and written about the 34 uniue bridges master gardens fountains pagodas and so much covering 840 acres built over 13 years She even tossed in a challenge at the end for young readers to find the 22 gray suirrels in the book

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A Green Place to BeD known as the Ramble opened for all to enjoy Meanwhile sculptors stone masons and master gardeners joined in to construct thirty four uniue bridges along with fountains pagodas and band shells making New York's Central Park a green gift to everyone Included in the end matter are bios of Vaux and Olmsted a bibliography and engaging factual snippe. This is such a special book by authorillustrator Ashley Yazdani It's the story of New York's Central Park from visionary concept to lush spacious green shared space with all the sketches dynamite and bridge building in between This lovely book is richly detailed yet highly accessible A winner for both children and adults Well done Ashley