architect Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould designed Central Park's Belvedere Castle in
Atop Vista Rock, Belvedere Castle crowns the highest point in the Park, providing
views in all directions.
A U.S. Weather Service station also monitors Central Park
temperature from the castle. Belvedere Castle
also houses the Henry Luce Nature
Observatoryan exhibition space for the flora of Central Park.