Central Park Conservancy, Imagine Mosaic, proposed modification to adjacent pavement in Central Park
WHEREAS, The application is to install an 8-inch wide granite band around the Imagine Mosaic in Central Park; and
WHEREAS, In the course of the Central Park Conservancy’s ongoing efforts to conserve the Imagine Mosaic, they have identified additional measures that would be helpful in preventing future deterioration; and
WHEREAS, Water infiltration has been a major cause of cracks in the mosaic, popping tiles and the deterioration of the concrete foundation, which have become increasingly evident over the past year; and
WHEREAS, In addition to repaving the surrounding area, the Central Park Conservancy plans to address the water infiltration problem by creating a sealed joint between the pavement and the perimeter of the mosaic by proposing to add an 8-inch-wide granite band, flush with the perimeter of the mosaic and black to match the surrounding asphalt pavement, which would enable the Central Park Conservancy to create the sealed joint; and
WHEREAS, The proposed solution is not a panacea, but would postpone using more radical measures; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to install an 8-inch wide granite band around the Imagine Mosaic in Central Park.