In this square is the victory gate nicknamed the "Victory Gate for Soldiers and Sailors." The gate was inaugurated in 1892 by the President of the United States of the time, Grubber Cleveland. The gate is closed to visitors, though from time to time events take place here. One can climb a staircase that will give you a view of the park.
If you look across from the victory gate and its surroundings, you can see the memorial statue of John Kennedy, and statues of generals from the American Civil War of the United States, these statues were designed in 1894 for the gate. The statues were added nine years after the inauguration of the gate, a plan that was meant to improve the look and feel of the park.
In 1932 a classic fountain was built, where figures of the god of the sea Poseidon and two naked ladies representing wisdom and peace. The fountain was planned by architect Edgerton Swarthout, and executed by Eugene Savage.
In 1973 the square was designated a conservation site, and in 1975 it was declared a historic site in the city of New York.