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Events September 2015

LocalWalking Tour

Roosevelt Island: 1970s "New Town In Town" to FDR Four Freedoms Park

September 13, 2015

View a sampling of buildings from four centuries on the island formerly known as Blackwell’s Island, later Welfare Island and since 1973 Roosevelt Island—planned by Philip Johnson & John Burgee—culminating in the recently completed FDR Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Kahn in 1973. Other highlights include the restored Blackwell farmhouse and Good Shepherd Chapel, James Renwick’s Smallpox Hospital ruins, 1970s UDC housing by Johansen & Bhavnani and Sert, Jackson & Associates, and recent housing by Gruzen Samton, among other works.

Sunday September 13, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Meet at Roosevelt Island Tram Station on Roosevelt Island

FDR Four Freedoms Park, 6.29.13. photo: K. Randall


Week of September 13th