Tour 4: FDR Four Freedoms Park Tour

Friday, January 2, 2015: 1:15 PM-3:30 PM
Americas Hall I (New York Hilton, Third Floor)

Tour leaders: Staff of the FDR Four Freedoms Park

Opened in October 2012, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is the only memorial dedicated to the former president in his home state of New York. It is the last work of the late Louis I. Kahn, an iconic architect of the twentieth century. The park celebrates the Four Freedoms, as pronounced in President Rooseveltís famous January 6, 1941, State of the Union speech. Learn about the history of the Roosevelt era and the Four Freedoms, Louis Kahnís design principles and philosophies, the story behind the building of the memorial, and the history of Roosevelt Island.

Please note: There is no indoor visitor center, so the walking tour is completely outdoors.

Limit: 20 people. $20 members, $25 nonmembers

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