8. The Wooden Loggia at Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle in Central Park was recently renovated, and in the process, an original detail designed by Jacob Wrey Mould was restored. Original plans for the castle called for an additional stone tower in the northwest corner, but it was never built. Instead, Mould designed a decorative wooden loggia and tower to fill the space. Due to structural issues, the tower was torn down in 1872 and remained lost until it was restored in 2019. The wooden tower is a tribute to the original architects’ vision of the castle as a “picturesque” structure. It now adds balance to the architecture as you gaze up at Belvedere from below.