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奥姆斯德 (Frederick Law Olmsted) 生于1822426

奥姆斯德与卡佛特法克斯 (Calvert Vaux) 在新公园的构思中有一场激烈的角力赛,后来奥姆斯德的设计雀屏中选,因为他所设计的花园中、融合了自然景观与丰富的世界美景。为了建造新的公园,他们运用了五百万立方码的泥土,还用260吨的火药炸开许多大石头,种植了27万棵的树与灌木。到了1864年,纽约市的居民已经可以在树木繁茂的公园小径上漫步,在湖中划着小船,或者是在露天看台上看风景。现在,人们更是已经无法想像纽约市若没有「中央公园」会是什么样子了。

Olmsted and Calvert Vaux entered a design contest for a new park and won with a design patterned after gardens and natural sights that Olmsted had admired around the world. To create the new park, they shifted nearly 5 million cubic yards of dirt, blasted rock with 260 tons of gunpowder, and planted 270,000 trees and shrubs. In 1864, New Yorkers could stroll along wooded paths, paddle a boat around the lake, or people-watch from terraces. Today, many people cannot imagine New York City without its Central Park.

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