Plans Revised For Washington Square Park, Except For Fountain
09/18/2005 06:02 PM
Bowing to pressure, the city has revised its plan for upgrading Manhattan's Washington Square Park — but officials still want to go ahead with a controversial redesign of the park's historic fountain.
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According to the New York Post, the new plan would expand playground space and preserve the mounds at the park's western edge.
It would also include a refurbished chess area and an elevated stage.
But the city still wants bring the sunken fountain up to ground level — a plan that's drawn fire from many park advocates.
The revised version of the $16 million plan is a result of negotiations between the Parks Department and City Councilman Alan Gerson, who represents the neighborhood.
The project is expected to take about three years.