Designer: Calvert Vaux 1824-1895 • England
Dimensions: Width - 15 feet 6 inches:
Height - 11 feet 7 inches.
Revetment (surface): Smooth blue gray granite set in even segments of ashlar alternating with bush-hammered blocks.
Special Features: The curved granite detail sweeping down along the abutments is the unique distinguishing feature of this arch.
Passageway: Lined with red brick the walls are divided into blind arcades of seven arches each with a granite keystone. The walls also feature secluded benches.
Upon entering Artisans’ Gate at Central Park South and Seventh Avenue, you will quickly notice the Dipway Arch in the distance. The upper part of this arch with its cast-iron railings continues along the Central Park Drive.
During the spring, both sides of the arch are beautifully landscaped with daffodils and tulips.
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