In this post, BPC’s archivist Anne Kumer, shares the history of Bryant Park's Le Carrousel.
Before the Bryant Park Carousel was installed in June 2002, the 40th street allée next to the Goethe statue was peaceful, but obviously missing something. Seeking to enhance the French classical design of the park grounds, create a family friendly atmosphere, and complement the neighboring Beaux Arts façade of the New York Public Library, the Bryant Park Corporation added Le Carrousel to the barren space.
|Before Le Carrousel was installed in the park, along the 40th Street allee|
|Carousel installation, late May 2002|
|The menagerie in Fabricon's studio awaiting transport to the park|
|The Bryant Park carousel ticket booth, mid-restoration in Fabricon's studio|
|A parade of horses on the south side of the park|