Louis Kahn – Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island

// Opened to the public in autumn 2012, was designed in 1974

Public Space is as varied as the Public Body.

Public Space can be spontaneous, eclectic, naturalistic, formal, ordered.

Public Space can be monumental …

On occasion, Public Space can be Metaphysical.

This October 24th, on Roosevelt Island in New York City, the Four Freedoms Park dedicated to the memory of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt,  will open to the public.
The design of this exceptional Public Space is by Louis Kahn, who died in Pennsylvania Station shortly after the completion of the design in 1974.
This memorial gives credence and voice to the relevance of Excellence, Space, Light, and the Public/Political Body in our modern age.