Wednesday, May 27, 2009

☞ ARCHITECTURE: The Riverside Colonnade

The Colonnade lookout point by Grant's Tomb used by onlookers at the Hudson Fulton Celebration in 1909 can be seen at the top two photos but not by many today. Almost an ancient ruin for several decades, this handsome structure will soon be reborn so that the new generation of Harlemites can use it once more as a viewpoint over the mighty river. In the past year, the colonnade has bee concealed by gates, but this spring has revealed an almost restored structure. The columns are gleaming and the wood trellis replaced. Stay-tuned for updates on the grand reveal. The Colonnade is directly west of Grant's Tomb as one can see from the 2nd photo and can be reached by taking the one train to 116th or 125th Street, walking west to Riverside Drive and 122nd. See the past article on Inspiration Point at 190th Street: LINK

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