Art: U. S. Portal Plans

A problem often pondered by U. S. architects is that of making Manhattan's Battery Park truly "The Gateway to the Nation." Foremost designers and designs in the past: 1) Arthur Ware—A triumphal arch, axised on Broadway with an esplanade enclosed by a peristyle, flanked by two buildings, one dedicated to the Army, one to the Navy. 2) Christopher Grant La Farge—An ornamental arrangement of pylons and railings framing a reception plaza, a fountain playing in a great reflecting pool, the whole scaled low, designed simply, keeping the Broadway vista open. 3)...

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