Famed castle in New York’s Central Park closes for repairs

NEW YORK (AP) — An iconic castle in New York City’s Central Park has closed for the rest of the year to undergo a $6 million restoration.

WABC-TV <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://abc7ny.com/society/central-parks-belvedere-castle-closes-for-year-long-restoration/3143660/”>reports</a> the Belvedere Castle restoration project is aimed at addressing various drainage and water issues. Officials previously said the castle was last restored in 1983, and the structure has not had a similar restoration project until now.

The project will work to restore the castle’s masonry and to modernize mechanical systems by installing a geothermal heating system. A future phase of the project will include providing a more accessible route to the Belvedere.

The Central Park Conservancy says it hopes to have the castle up and running by the middle of 2019.


Information from: WABC-TV, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.7online.com”>http://www.7online.com</a>

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