Grand Central Park

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One of the best-known works of architecture in New York City is Grand Central Terminal. Most New Yorkers and many tourists have marveled at it more than once, but did you know it left a mark on the Bronx as well? More specifically in Van Cortlandt Park! 

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When deciding what materials to use, much thought was given to what would stand the test of time and weather. Nineteen stone samples were placed in Van Cortlandt Park in 1905 to test how well the different materials would hold up to the elements.

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The stones are located off one of the back paths in the park, and are being slowly reclaimed by nature.

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-by Monica Barraclough