Central Park and Columbus Circle
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This paper discusses New York's Central Park, the first landscaped public park in the United States. It discusses the history of the park, as well as its artificial lakes, landscaped rolling hills and variety of different structures. The paper also looks at how over the last hundred and fifty years, the park has been periodically updated with new additions added and others removed or modified. The paper specifically focuses on Columbus Circle.
From the Paper:"The construction of the park taught geologists much about the geological makeup of the island of Manhattan. For example, it revealed the presence of the Manhattan schist, a mica formation that lies under the ground and allows the construction of tall buildings on the island. Umpire Rock is one of the park's best examples of this because it consists of the Harland formation with inter-bedded mica schist and granofels, which actually contain glacial grooves that shows the effects of the Ice Age. These glacial grooves, or glacial striations, appear as nearly parallel lines that run across the rock in a pattern similar to that on the belly of a blue wale. At Umpire Rock, anyone interested in geology will notice that the granofels stands out more than the schist, causing strange, scar-like formations on the surface of the rock."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Dunlap, D.W. (2005, August 4). "An Island of Sanctuary in the Traffic Stream." New York Times, D1.
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- Merguerian, C. (2004). "Photos from Geology of Central Park Field Trip." Long Island Geologists. http://www.geo.sunysb.edu/lig/Field_Trips/field-trip-6-04/photos.htm
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