MASterworks Explorations: Prospect Park’s Endale Arch

2021 Winner for Best Restoration

This program has been canceled from the rescheduled date of November 12th (previously scheduled for October 27th). MAS and Prospect Park Alliance have decided to cancel the program due to heavy rain and strong winds. 

This fall, as a part of Archtober and NYCxDESIGN, MAS is celebrating design excellence in New York City with our 2021 MASterworks Awards! We have curated a selection of in person explorations and online in-conversations with this year’s honored projects.

On Friday, November 12th from 12-1:30 PM, join MAS for a guided stroll around Prospect Park’s recent capital projects, featuring the Endale Arch, 2021 MASterwork winner for Best Restoration. Embark on an exploration of the park’s built and natural spaces with Prospect Park Alliance staff, including Christian Zimmerman (Vice President, Capital and Landscape Management) and Svetlana Ragulina (Landscape Architect).

Attendees will learn about Endale Arch, one of Prospect Park’s oldest architectural elements. Acting as a safe passage below the Park Drive, the historic arch was beautifully restored in 2020. In addition to Endale Arch, we will move south through the park to stop at the New Flatbush Entrance and end at the newly restored Concert Grove Pavilion.

Capacity is limited.

Learn more about the 2021 MASterworks winners and the full roster of programming here.

Friday, November 12
12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Prospect Park
11 East Dr
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Exact meeting location to be provided upon RSVP

Prospect Park is easily accessible by public transit and bicycle. If traveling by car, street parking is available, but public transport is encouraged. Nearest public transport: Flatbush Av/Grand Army Plaza bus stop, which serves the B41. The Grand Army Plaza Station serves the 2 and 3 trains. There is a Citi Bike station at Grand Army Plaza.

Member: $5
Non-member: $10

  • Exterior view of Endale Arch AFTER restoration. Photo: Paul Martinka.
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  • Interior view of Endale Arch BEFORE restoration. Photo: Paul Martinka.
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  • View of cross vault with original wood paneling. Photo: Paul Martinka.
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  • View of cross vault with granite wall and brick reveal. Photo: Paul Martinka.
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  • Evening view looking North with lights on. Photo: Paul Martinka.
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  • Detail of original trefoil after restoration. Photo: Paul Martinka.
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  • Lithograph from 1867 Annual Report. Illustration: Prospect Park Alliance.
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COVID Safety Guidelines:
This program is limited to 20 attendees. As the program may bring individuals into close proximity with each other, we therefore ask that all attendees wear masks during the visit, regardless of vaccination status. Your guide and fellow participants will thank you for your cooperation. Should the group happen to venture indoors, masks and/or proof of vaccination may be required, so please be prepared to have both with you. For more information about coronavirus and a guide on how to stay safe, please visit

About the MASterworks Awards:

Established in 2001, the MASterworks Awards pay tribute each year to projects that make a significant contribution to New York City’s built environment. Awards are presented in the following categories:

Best New Building for outstanding architectural design
Best Urban Landscape for a new or revitalized open space that contributes to livability and resilience
Best Restoration for a project that expertly enhances the original qualities of a significant historic building or structure
Best Adaptive Reuse for a project that demonstrates exceptional creativity in adaptive reuse of an existing building or structure
Best New Infrastructure for distinctive design in public service projects
Best New Urban Amenity for an addition to the built environment that contributes to a more livable city.

2021 MASterworks Jury:

Justin Davidson | Architecture and Classical Music Critic, New York Magazine
Lisa Switkin, FAAR, ASLA | Senior Principal, James Corner Field Operations
Calvin Tsao, FAIA, FAAR | Principal, Tsao & McKown Architects & MAS Board of Directors
Weston Walker, AIA, LEED AP | Design Principal and Partner, Studio Gang
Vicki Weiner | Adjunct Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator of Historic Preservation, Pratt Institute

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