The 'Grand Circle' fronting Central Park at the 59th St entry, was originally envisioned by Olmsted and Vaux as a wide open vista for visitors entering the park. Crossing the circle became a pedestrian nightmare. In 2005, after a 2 year makeover, Columbus Circle was renovated into a more pedestrian friendly environment anchored by the Columbus Statue. Olin Partnership was the landscape architect; WET design designed the fountain.

Designed, 1857
Renovation, 2005

Old - American Society of Landscape Architects in 2006
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