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  • In 1868, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux had planned a new residential community nine miles west of the Loop.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • Olmsted and his partner Calvert Vaux drew people into Central Park by introducing boating and ice-skating, as well as musical concerts; Van Valkenburgh and his team continue this tradition of active and passive recreation, except that instead of Victorian gazebos and bandstands, there will be basketball courts and giant screens for outdoor movies.

    Makeshift Metropolis


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