Grand Army Plaza
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Grand Army Plaza - United States
Grand Army Plaza is located in Brooklyn,New York.
Grand Army Plaza monument was established on 1870.
Primary threats to Grand Army Plaza :

It consists of concentric rings arranged as streets, with the outer ring being named Plaza Street. The inner ring was originally intended to be a circle, but it actually was arranged as a main street.




Historical facts of Grand Army Plaza :

Prospect Park Plaza was conceived by it is designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, simply as a grand entrance to the Park. It was meant by as a gateway, to separate the noisy city from the calm nature of the Park. Olmsted and Vaux design included by only a single-spout fountain surrounded by berms covered in to the heavy plantings. They will be still shielding the local apartment buildings and the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library from in to the noisy traffic circle that has developed. Olmsted & Vaux designed in this monumental oval traffic circle in the spirit of Paris Etoile that circular 12 spoke traffic round to point that bears in its central island the Arc de Triomphe, although they opposed in an arch here. A masterstroke of city planning, this nexus joins their great Eastern Parkway, and their Prospect Park, with the avenues that preceded it on other geometries. This triumphal arch did not arrive for 22 years: the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch  W by John H. Duncan, architect of Grant’s Tomb, was built between 1889 and 1892, commemorating Union forces that perished in the Civil War. The arch provided, as in its Parisian inspiration, an excellent armature for sculpture, planned by Stanford White, the most spectacular of which is Frederick MacMonnies’ huge quadriga on top (1898). Inside the arch it is more subtle work, bas reliefs of Lincoln and Grant, both installed in 1895. On the south pedestals are two bristling groups representing The Army and The Navy by MacMonnies (1901). A museum within the arch is open to the public.