National Geographic : 1918 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph from the New York Edison Company COLUMBUS CIRCLE ON A RAINY NIGHT: NEW YORK CITY Northward the star of New York's business empire still moves. The financial district is anchored downtown, but "automobile row" has selected as its place in the sun that section of Broadway above and below Columbus Circle, and automobile row has a way of blazing the trail of business into the heart of the residential district of many American cities. Also the gay night throng that once found Times Square the northern boundary of its peregrina tions now wanders up Broadway to "The Circle" and Central Park. intervals of five and six feet in these pipes are nozzles which send up columns of water from forty to sixty feet in the air. Breaking into fine spray, the water de scends almost as clean and pure as if it had been raised by evaporation and pre cipitated again. A fountain three acres in area, surrounded by deciduous and evergreen trees, is a charming sight and forms a rare introduction to this Gotham made Como. After receiving its air bath, Ashokan water is ready to begin its long journey to New York. The aqueduct first leads it to Kensico Reservoir, 75 miles away, and on the opposite side of the Hudson.