Fort Tryon Park

STATUS Designated Scenic Landmark

Riverside, Dr To Broadway

ARCHITECT: Olmsted Brothers

DATE: 1930-35

STYLE: Park

Manhattan Park Washington Heights

The site of this park is rich in historic associations with the Revolutionary War and several large nineteenth-century estates. The Fort Tryon Park was constructed and donated to the city by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and it is one of his major philanthropic ventures in New York City. The design of Fort Tryon Park is a response to the topographic difficulties of its rocky site and represents a skillful integration of its various elements, including views of the Hudson River, manipulation of landforms, surviving remains of nineteenth-century estates, artful plantings, circulation system, and architecture.

STATUS Designated Scenic Landmark

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