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Highbridge Park

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  • Location: 173rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue
  • Architect: John B. Jervis
  • Description: Romanesque revival, lantern converted to belfrey
  • Materials: Gray granite, copper, steel
  • Dimensions: H: 200' or H: 170'
  • Dedicated: 1872, 1958 carillon, 1990 rest
  • Fabricator: Roach & Jenkins (engineer)
  • Donor: Carillon, Altman Foundation

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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The historic Brush stairway located at West 157th Street is being reconstructed with the same utilitarian characteristics and simple expression of steel and concrete as the original. While incorporating similar materials, the stairway will be upgraded to meet today's building code. The lower area along the Harlem River drive will be improved with new picnic tables, a game table, benches and landscaping.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2014

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