ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, 2012
Artworks: Landscape

Architect
Louis Kahn
Dates
  • Constructed, 2012
Awards
  • AIA New York Chapter Urban Design Award 2013
 Podcasts
Four Freedoms Park - Gina Pollara
Description
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...
www.fdrfourfreedomspark.org
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Location
New York, NY
United States

Nearby Items
Abstraction0.3 miles
Hunters Point South Waterfront Park0.4 miles
Paul Rudolph House0.5 miles
River House0.5 miles
Sutton Parks 0.5 miles
Queens West (Long Island City)0.5 miles
Astro-Labe0.5 miles