These Never-Built Designs Would Have Drastically Changed New York City

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The park engineer John Rink submitted this into the 1858 competition to design the layout of Central Park. His idea “resembled the gardens of Versailles more than the bucolic English landscapes that predominated in most entries,” with its “tight arrangements of colorful arbors and glades” forming their own organic shapes. (Courtesy of Metropolis Books)

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