For those who are planning a trip to New York or have already planned one, you should know that the iconic Belvedere Castle will be shut for the whole of 2018 for restoration purposes, and if it helps, we’d like to add, that this too shall pass.
As Heraclitus makes use of some rightful words and says, “there is nothing permanent except change”, the renovation shall also end by the end of 2018, and everything in Central Park would be back to normal including Belvedere Castle in New York.
Located at the core of Central Park, Belvedere Castle in New York has long served as one of the most important landmarks for all the travelers who flock to this dreamy city. While most of you might have enjoyed the panoramic views of the gorgeous park from this castle, some of you may not get a chance to experience the same till the end of 2018.
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Details Of Belvedere Castle In New York
Location: 79th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Architecture Style: Gothic, and Romanesque
Designed By: Calvert Vaux, Jacob Wrey Mould, and Frederick Law Olmsted
Best For: History Lovers, Families, Nature Lovers, Birders, and First Time Travelers
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Originally a brainchild of Calvert Vaux who also happens to be one of the leading designers of Central Park, the Belvedere Castle in New York dates back to 1869 when it was constructed as the miniature castle on top of Vista Rock that also served as an elevated viewpoint for the visitors to relish the panoramic views of the Ramble, and the Great Lawn. Apart from that, the castle has also served as the official weather station for the U.S. Weather Bureau in 1919, and a gift shop in 1983.
What To Expect From The New Belvedere Castle In New York?
However, change is the only constant and that is exactly what Central Park Conservancy plans to be able to restore the former glory of Belvedere Castle in New York. Some of the changes that the conservancy has included in the plans are:
- To clear out the exteriors of the Castle
- Install a new drainage system
- Add brand new waterproofing systems
- Restore the main plaza’s wooden pavilions in the castle
- Renovate the upper part of the terraces
- Recreate the wooden tower
In addition to that, the Central Park Conservancy said, “Our restoration of the Belvedere Castle in New York will address the overall condition of its structures and terraces, modernize systems that support its preservation and use, and restore lost aspects of the historic design. “A future phase of this project will include providing an accessible route to the Belvedere, one of the most heavily visited destinations in the Park.”
Feeling a bit upset? Don’t be. End of 2018 may seem very far, but believe us, time does fly!