Designers: Calvert Vaux 1824-1895 &
Jacob Wrey Mould 1825-1886 • England
Dimensions: Length - 11 feet 3 inches at apex:
Length - 18 feet 3 inches between abutments.
Passageway: Length - 56 feet.
Revetment (surface): Grey sandstone and
North River greywacke from the Hudson Valley
alternate with brownstone from the banks of
the Passaic in New Jersey. These form
alternating patterns and are framed by a
well-defined brownstone molding.
Railing: Patterned cast-iron.
Surface Embellishments: Spiral scroll at the
Passageway: Red and white brick.
Style: Moorish reflecting the Indo-Saracenic
style of architecture popular in 19th century
One of the most ornamental arches in
Central Park is the unmistakable Greywacke Arch.
It is located just south of the Obelisk, right behind
the glass Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan Museum,
which houses the Egyptian Temple of Dendur.
Surrounded by such rich historic and artistic culture
within reach, the Greywacke Arch is well suited
to its placement.