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    NYU didn't get their wish about cutting down the...

    NYU didn't get their wish about cutting down the trees. They are still standing along the east side of Thompson and the foundation dig out is moving ahead. It was decided that it is better to keep...
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    I agree that the sunken plaza around the fountain...

    I agree that the sunken plaza around the fountain better created a sense of location and focused the activity at the center of WSP.

    Another part of the difference then <> now: The fountain was...
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    Amazing that a school like NYU has such a tired...

    Amazing that a school like NYU has such a tired architectural vision.
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    The alcove seating areas are the little circular...

    The alcove seating areas are the little circular "pods" off the main arterial walkway. There are a couple just opposite the NYU Library at the SE corner. They are small separated areas with one...
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    From CURBED...

    From CURBED: New Pictures and info on the Washington Square Re-do (Phase one set to re-open the 2nd week of May):

    Construction Watch: Washington Sq. Park's Plaza Gets Stoned

    And from The...
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    That ^ would be a fantastic way to inaugurate the...

    That ^ would be a fantastic way to inaugurate the newly-scrubbed Park.

    Basically folks just have to come back and claim it. make music. jump in the fountain. light up. meet somebody new. ...
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    A big Smoke-In will be the best way to kick it...

    A big Smoke-In will be the best way to kick it off and take back the Park.

    The one thing I notice in the new design: Everything seems very low to the ground -- the benches, the chain fences. ...
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    I put the lens of my camera through the cyclone...

    I put the lens of my camera through the cyclone fence openings. Or between fence poles and gates. Sometimes I climb up on something and shoot over the top of the fence. And if someone leaves a gate...
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    This segment of the re-working of WS is nearing...

    This segment of the re-working of WS is nearing completion ...

    http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p242/Lofter1/Greenwich%20Village/Washington%20Square/WSPReHab_1618.jpg
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    Be on Alert: Stoners have taken over WSP ... ...

    Be on Alert: Stoners have taken over WSP ...

    SPECIAL: Inside the Fences at Washington Square Park Rehab

    CURBED
    by Pete
    August 12, 2008

    http://curbed.com/uploads/2008_08_WSPStoned5.JPG...
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    I think they left a couple of random trees up for...

    I think they left a couple of random trees up for now just so the area wouldn't look so god forsakenly barren.
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    That ^ was my point. I bet they'll eventually...

    That ^ was my point.

    I bet they'll eventually become mulch, too.
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    Odd how they have cut down all but 3 (or 4?) of...

    Odd how they have cut down all but 3 (or 4?) of the 8 or so trees which used to encircle the old fountain / plaza.
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    Washington Square Park Now Has 100% Less Fountain...

    Washington Square Park Now Has 100% Less Fountain

    CURBED
    February 4, 2008
    by Joey

    http://curbed.com/uploads/2008_2_wassqfountain.jpg
    [Photo via j_bary/Flickr]

    In a city where the most...
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    In all the years I've walked past that Holley...

    In all the years I've walked past that Holley monument I never once registered the guy's name. So when I read that the Hotel Holley was named after the same guy it took more digging for me to get my...
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    The Hotel Holley...

    The Hotel Holley was named after steel manufacturer Alexander Lyman Holley, whose memorial statue, until just last month, sat to the west of the fountain in Washington Square Park. The Holley Statue...
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    A 1915 NY Times article on a real estate...

    A 1915 NY Times article on a real estate transaction,
    including the site of the Hotel Holley across from
    Washington Square Park ...

    THE REAL ESTATE FIELD

    Upper Manhattan Apartment Block...
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    Another bit of Hotel Holley memorabilia...

    Another bit of Hotel Holley memorabilia in the Hotel Thread
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    When it rains, it pours ... There are a few...

    When it rains, it pours ...

    There are a few more Hotel Holley PCs up for auction right now on eBay ...

    This one has coloration that is a bit different ...
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    As if anybody was harmed by guys selling a joint...

    As if anybody was harmed by guys selling a joint or two.

    If one is afraid something like that will despoil the kids then best to go somewhere else ... and most likely well beyond NYC.
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    You honesty never heard anyone say "loose joints"...

    You honesty never heard anyone say "loose joints" as you strolled through the park?
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    If they don't move that pile of junk -- along...

    If they don't move that pile of junk -- along with the attendant cables and wires strewn above from pole to pole -- then any re-do of WSP will be silly.

    Speaking of which: Any guesses as to how...
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    Can strollers be included in the Congestion...

    Can strollers be included in the Congestion Charge plan?
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    Exactly ^ A good and properly corporate...

    Exactly ^

    A good and properly corporate greenspace -- controlled within an inch of its life.

    And oh so secure (in case that wan't mentioned before).
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    And thus ^ a public official secures his future...

    And thus ^ a public official secures his future employment :cool:
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