I ever saw that has been really built at all in accordance with the advanced science, taste, and enterprising spirit that are supposed to distinguish the nineteenth century. I happen to observe them. Certainly, in what I have noticed, it is a model town, and may be held up as an example, not only to philanthropists and men of taste, but to speculators and men of business.
Joseph Paxton, Park at Birkenhead (1847)
Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted’s Central Park, as viewed from Rockefeller Center (1936)