Four Freedoms Park to be completed by Fall 2012.

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is a memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms, located at the southernmost point of Roosevelt Island, in the East River between Manhattan Island and Queens in New York City. It was designed by the architect Louis Kahn.

Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Mayor Lindsay announced the project in 1973 and the appointment of Louis Kahn as its architect. In short order, the Governor became Vice President of the United States, Louis Kahn finished his work and died unexpectedly, and the City of New York approached bankruptcy. It required patience, memory and determination – on March 29, 2010, 38 years after its announcement, construction of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park began.

The Park will be complete Fall 2012 and will be an inspiring civic space and a beacon of America’s purpose and commitment to freedom.

The surrounding nature in the meddle of Manhattan inspired our report to go there and take these gracious photographs shown here. Be aware of copyrights…

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