Croton Distributing Reservoir

Blimps over Central Park, 1931

Blimps over Central Park, 1931

An aerial view of Central Park, looking north from about East 72nd Street.  A pair of dirigibles hover above the park.  Below, towards the right, the Metropolitan Museum of Art can be clearly seen.  Also, you can see that the Lower Croton Reservoir is being filled in to make space for the Great Lawn.  Among other material, stones from the building of Rockefeller Center are being used to fill in the obsolete 33-acre receiving reservoir, which held 180 million gallons of water piped in from the Croton River in Westchester.

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