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Opposing Benches

The designers of Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, saw the Concert Ground as a central place, the point where the Mall and Bethesda Terrace met. An ornate cast-iron Bandstand originally stood to the side of the Concert Ground.

The original bandstand was replaced in 1923, and the Concert Ground was expanded. Today, the open area is a popular gathering place for rollerbladers.

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