Bryant Park in New York City, NY
Bryant Park Corporation, in 1992, completed one of the most dramatic urban public space transformations in the world. The corporation put into place a recreation of the park into a thriving destination for tourists and NYC citizens alike. Over 6 million visitors now travel to the park each year.
The grounds themselves are a sight to see. The park may be filled with lush lawns and beautiful, always-changing flowers, but Bryant is much more than just a garden. It's a place where people to go rest and play. Many historical monuments and urban amenities make up the park as well as the gardens, making it a place of social gatherings as well. The uses of Bryant Park are endless.
The Reading Room is an "open-air library," where people could go to enjoy reading materials back in the Depression Era. Bryant Park has recreated this place, modeling it after the original and adding in custom-designed carts of books, newspapers and more. The park also boasts a carousel; park games like chess, backgammon, pétanque, ping pong and more; an ice skating rink; shops and restaurants; and so much more.
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