A reader named Miriam wrote in yesterday about the remodeled look of Washington Square Park (NorthWest Quadrant) completed thus far.
Has anyone commented on the fencing that has already been installed? It looks cheap, gimmicky, poorly scaled, and incredibly flimsy–the uprights are thinner than my 77-year-old arms. None of the new fencing will last more than few years. Just as I suspect will be true of the whole new park, the fencing is a triumph of someone’s fantasies of a London park as inspired by the 1964 movie, Mary Poppins. Do these designers have any practical experience? As for maintenance–good luck with it in the coming times. I fear we are going to be stuck with a half-finished, poorly maintained Washington Square. Actually, I know we will be. Sad.
I think Miriam may be onto something with the Mary Poppins look going on. The lamps would fit into that theme also.
Great movie but … ??