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Finally! Work on Louis Kahn's Roosevelt Park Soon To Be Underway.

Finally! Work on Louis Kahn's Roosevelt Park Soon To Be Underway.

In July, as part of our Architecture Film Series, we screened My Architect, the wonderfully personal documentary about Louis Kahn made by his son Nathaniel.  Mention is made in the film of the many projects that Kahn designed that were never completed.  One of them is finally coming off the shelf...

Of course, North Texas architecture fans have a special fondness for Kahn.  The Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth is one of his great masterpieces.  Soon, Kahn-ophiles will have the excuse for a pilgrimage to New York.  Work will begin in mid-August on the long-delayed Four Freedoms Park, one of Kahn's last projects.  The 4.5 acre (and $45 million) park will be a memorial to president Franklin D. Roosevelt and located on an island in the East River across from the United Nations.  Architectural Record has more on the story, including images,  here.

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