Waldo Hutchins Bench

Waldo Hutchins Bench

Overlooking Conservatory Water, this curved, white granite bench is dramatic in its sheer size. It is dedicated to Waldo Hutchins, a member of Central Park’s original Board of Commissioners, which oversaw the Park’s design and construction.

Two Latin inscriptions are found on the bench: vivas oportet si vis tibi vivere (one must live for another if he wishes to live for himself); and a small sundial at the back of the bench reads ne diruatur fuga temporum (let it not be destroyed by the passage of time).

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East 72nd Street Kiosk

East Side at 72nd Street & 5th Avenue

Location

East Side at 72nd Street & 5th Avenue

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