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CHILDREN'S WADING BASIN, HUMBOLDT PARK, BUFFALO Physical culture is an element in providing for the well-being of urban dwellers that is being taken more and more into consideration. In the illustration above a broad level plain has been embellished by a shallow basin, which affords safe amusement and recreation to an army of children in summer, and equally safe enjoyment to both old and young skaters during the winter months. It also adds variety and interest to the landscape while helping to solve one of the most pressing social problems of the day.
A LESSON IN PARK MAKING-ALONG THE BACK BAY FENS, BOSTON
Most cities have natural surroundings possessing certain landscape phases that need only be
The above plan will give London a cosmopolitan thoroughfare, opening the Mall into Char-
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Without unity, large without breadth, and utterly lacking in majesty: Assuming that a barrier was necessary back of the monument, a grille treatment might have been used, and thus the dignity of a great surface would have been preserved, and the palace could then have taken its proper place in the composition. In Rome and Paris, and at the Pan-American, flat surfaces have been treated with skill, and in many public squares well-focussed monuments definitely record history and illustrate a high state of city-making: Here the architect shows his uncertainty by submitting a different treatment of the same units in opposite views, and has strung a collection ofnodds and ends together which do not invite prolonged contemplation. Our transatlantic cousins might invite some American vampire construction companies—those that revise designs and supply detail-drawings as well as labor and materials-to bid on the execution of the work to much advantage.