The word from Washington Square Park is that the newly revamped and replanted western section will be opening around the second week of May. As mentioned yesterday the Landmarks Preservation Commission is pondering plans for the other half of the renovation, with much discussion over circular seating alcoves and various "undesirable" activities that reportedly take place in the park's nooks and crannies. Meanwhile, the hard-working crew is busy laying pavers and stones in the plaza surrounding the repositioned fountain, which is now rebuilt in all its former glory (and with the interior steps down to the basin intact) and with a new identity. When this half of WSP re-opens it will offer great views to the south, where the on-going tear down of a little bit of Brutalism continues apace.
· Washington Square Park Renovation coverage [Curbed]