About the Viewing Areas: Seats, Info, Monoculars

Revised post. Nothing will be interactive. No telescopes or periscopes.

Checking out project info and view/Photo: NNYB Outreach

Checking out project info and view/Photo: NNYB Outreach

In addition to the signage, there will be two pairs of monoculars – one is ADA accessible – and benches. You’ll be checking the Spotter’s Guide for sure once the monoculars arrive.

Although I was misinformed about the telescopes, they’d have been fun to use.

Viewing area at RiverWalk Park in Tarrytown will have benches and monoculars/Photo: NYS Thruway Authority

Viewing area at RiverWalk Park in Tarrytown will have benches and monoculars/Photo: NYS Thruway Authority

Initially a pergola – cover of sorts – was included, Tarrytown Village Administrator Mike Blau said. However, when the village bid it, the cost was too high, and it was removed.

Blau said the signs cost $2,070, the monoculars cost $7,258.60, and that the remainder is for the build out of benches. That component is currently out to bid, he said, with bids due back on October 3.

Here are the three panels I mentioned the other day:

design features

spotters guide

construction platform

Here’s the scoop on the Nyack viewing area, which recently opened. Enjoy!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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