A magical confection of stone and merriment, this folly of a castle – named from the Italian belvedere for “clear view” – was the creation of Central Park co-designer Calvert Vaux. The view is worth the ascent, and even the most stone-hearted (pun intended) can’t help but feel some joy when climbing its gamble for the view.
Designer: Adrienne Wong
Process: Silkscreen, 3 colors
Dimensions: 12 in x 18 in
Central Park serves as the apotheosis of an idyllic American childhood — a childhood of carousels and toy boats, of ice rinks and small castles, of playgrounds and bridges — and its magical allure is undeniable for child and adult alike. This series celebrates these landmarks, which over the years have transcended their original function to loom much larger than their intended purpose to become part of the collective American mythology.