As I previosly mentioned, I was not impressed with Roosevelt Island. The condition of the park was just not up to par with the other presidential monuments. Perhaps because this island seemed to be remotely located and there aren't many visitors to the island? The only visitors we came in contact with were the area residents who were there using the paths and boardwalks as places to jog and exercise.
The big reveal was when we arrived at the center of the island and from out of the wooded area we came upon the plaza that contained reflecting pools, two large fountains, four large stone monoliths and a statue of Roosevelt himself, as pictured here. This was my first view as we came into the clearing.
What was disheartening was that the fountains were not in operation and were bone dry; as were the reflecting pools. It looked like a deserted island.
Photo captured on May 6, 2010.
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