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louis kahn: FDR four freedoms park in new york

it’s been 40 years since new york has been planning a memorial park for 32nd president franklin D. roosevelt on the east end of roosevelt island. originally designed by louis kahn in 1974, new york’s almost bankrupt economy put the project on hold until the release of the documentary ‘my architect‘ when enough support was fostered to fund the completion of the project carried out by local firm mitchell giurgola architects.

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