One of the city's stated goals for the controversial renovation of Washington Square Park was moving the fountain so that it aligns with the famed arch. Watchdog blog Washington Square Park, however, notices something afoot:
This photo was taken about a month ago by J. Bary who has been documenting the ongoing construction at Washington Square Park. It’s funny because the Fountain location looks a bit ? off-center — not aligned to the Arch. (Part of the City’s plan is moving the historic Fountain 23 feet east to “align” with the Arch at Fifth Avenue.) Wouldn’t that be ironic?Those who protested the renovation might use some different words to describe it. A little tough to tell from this angle, but looks aligned, no?
· Wouldn’t it be ironic if - after everything - the Washington Square Park Fountain was off-center to the Arch? [WSP]
· Curbed's Washington Square Park coverage [Curbed]