The Reservoir

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

The Reservoir in Central Park

The Croton Aqueduct was a water system that was engineered between 1837 and 1842 to provide New York with clean water. The Receiving Reservoir (Old Reservoir) looked like a huge rectangular fortress. Water flowed from the Receiving Reservoir to the Distributing Reservoir, on the site of what is now the New York Pubic Library at Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets.
In 1994, the Central Park Reservoir was named after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis —in honor of her dedication and contribution to the Central Park in NYC.

J.K.O. Reservoir by Central Park Tours
The Reservoir
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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 new reservoir is 40 feet deep and holds a billion gallons of water. It was built in the 1860s as a temporary water supply for New York City, while the Croton Water System was shut down for repairs two weeks each year.

The Receiving Water - Reservoir

An 1842 color engraving of the Yorkville. Reservoir Photo credit-Museum of the City of New York

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Central Park North - Enter at 90th Street and 5 Avenue.

Movies Filmed:
Marathon Man (1976), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Sex and the City (2008)

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The Reservoir in Central Park
Croton Distributing
"How the movies celebrate the Central Park Reservoir". New York Post. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
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