The Conservancy will break ground on the project in 2021.
While Lasker represents a barrier between the people and the park, the new facility will represent a connection. Central Park was originally designed to be an Adirondack-like destination for everyone–not just the people who could afford summer homes outside the city. This restoration will bring the park back closer to this purpose. In light of that, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said that this upcoming project has been well received.
“Everybody loves it,” she said. “Can you imagine, in Manhattan, everybody loves it!”
Main Image: A rendering of the restoration. Courtesy Central Park Conservancy