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The Jacqueline Kennedy O. Reservoir

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

The Central Park Resorvoir

The Reservoir water originally was build to bring and contained clean and fresh drinkable water to New York City, is still considered one of the major works of engineering that took place between 1837 until 1842, way before that Central Park come up in existence or even envisioned as a major public space in the U.S., in 1863 it was renamed the Central Park Reservoir.

The Central Park Reservoir

The reservoir was decommissioned in 1993, then later in 1994, the reservoir was renamed for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former first lady and local resident in recognition for her pledge to protect the park environment and for her advocacy in saving NYC’s major landmarks, besides she enjoyed jogging around the 1.6 miles running tracks surround by them of cherry and crabapple trees.
Pedicab Tour - The Reservoir

The Croton Aqueduct was water system that was engineered between 1837 and 1842 to provide New York with Clean Water. 

The Receiving Reservoir (Old reservoir) looked more like a huge rectangular fortress. Water flowed from the receiving Reservoir to the Distributing Reservoir, located on the site what is now the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. 

This magnificent engineering effort provided the city with fresh water until 1931, when Robert Moses ordered it drained and filled to create the Great Lawn. 

The reservoir is 40 feet deep and holds a billion gallons of water.

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Info sources: http://blog.nyhistory.org/treasure-trove-construction-of-the-central-park-reservoir/