Bethesda Fountain

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Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the terrace, constructed between 1859 and 1864, where the Angel of Waters is located.

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Bethesda fountain is where Saanvi, Bethany, and Michaela find Thomas in episode 104.24 and where Michaela ask the Angel of Waters, “What do you want from me?”  Earlier in the same episode (104.18), a flashback has Ben and Olive at the same fountain.

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Coordinates: 40°46′27″N 73°58′16″W / 40.774123°N 73.971135°W / 40.774123; -73.971135

Bethesda Terrace (back) and Bethesda Fountain with its Angel of the Waters statue

Bethesda Terrace and Fountain overlook The Lake in New York City's Central Park. The fountain, with its Angel of the Waters statue, is located in the center of the terrace.

Bethesda Terrace is on two levels, united by two grand staircases and a lesser one that passes under Terrace Drive. They provide passage southward to the Elkan Naumburg bandshell and The Mall at the center of the park. The upper terrace flanks the 72nd Street Cross Drive and the lower terrace provides a podium for viewing the Lake. The mustard-olive colored carved stone is New Brunswick sandstone, with a harder stone for cappings, with granite steps and landings, and herringbone pattern paving of Roman brick laid on edge.

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