Washington Square Arch

Washington Square Park, New York, NY

Project Details

Completed 2004
77 sf high
$2.9 million

Architect
Koutsomitis Architects

Agency
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Awards
2003 New York Landmarks Conservancy Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
June 2004 Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation 14th Annual Village Awards

Stanford White was the architect for the 77-ft high marble arch from 1889-1892 in the aftermath of the country’s centennial celebrations. The arch commemorates George Washington’s inauguration and the great experiment of government by the people and for the people.

Silman participated in the restoration of the arch and its statuary designing masonry repairs for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.