Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, 2012
- Constructed, 2012
- AIA New York Chapter Urban Design Award 2013
Four Freedoms Park - Gina Pollara
In the late 1960s, during a period of national urban renewal, New York City Mayor John Lindsay proposed to reinvent Roosevelt Island (then called Welfare Island) into a vibrant, residential community. The New York Times championed renaming the island for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and constructing a memorial to him, remarking: "It has long seemed to us that an ideal place for a memorial to FDR would be on Welfare Island, which...could be easily renamed in his honor... It would face the sea...
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