Central Park

1960-75: The untended Park falls into ruin

From 1960 on a twenty year long period of neglect begins. Marches, demonstration, and concerts organized on the grounds leave their mark. Rare species of trees and bushes, lawns tended for years grow wild and wilt. Lamps and benches are destroyed by vandals and the homeless looking for firewood. Almost all the stone figures and bridges are covered with graffiti.