When people think about New York City, skyscrapers, fashion or Wall Street might come to mind. However, one of the gems of the city, Central Park, is something that should most definitely be mentioned!
Opened in 1857, the park has a rich history. The land provided for the park’s use was actually quite undesirable and in no way is a reflection of its current state; it was full of swamps and shanty towns, as well as livestock!
Currently, it features 843 acres, with its original size being 778 acres. In 1858, architects and landscapers Federick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux were selected from a competition to help redesign and expand the park into its now grandiose size. Because of their efforts, they not only created one of the most renowned parks in the world, but also gained a great deal of fame too. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
Now, Central Park has a budget of $57 million and is on the silver screen quite regularly.
skyscrapers = rascacielos
might come to mind = podría venir a la mente
gem = una joya
most definitely = definitivamente
rich history = historia rica
currently = actualmente
to feature = ofrecer
landscaper = paisajista
to redesign = rediseñar
renowned = reconocido
a great deal of fame = mucha fama
Talk about killing two birds with one stone! = ¡Qué manera de matar dos pájaros de un tiro!
actually quite undesirable = en realidad bastante inapropiado
is a reflection of its current state = es un reflejo de su estado actual
swamp = pantano
shanty town = chabolas
livestock = ganado
budget = presupuesto
silver screen = pantalla de la plata (celuloide)