3. FDR Four Freedoms Park


FDR Four Freedoms Park was forty years in the making, and we were there to witness its opening last fall and its construction prior to that. Louis Kahn’s unfinished design was meant as a testament to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who fought to ensure that all Americans and people around the world would have the “Four Freedoms”: Freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The park stands at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, near the abandoned Smallpox Hospital. Many people don’t realize that Roosevelt Island is actually New York City’s oldest settlement.

If you are or become an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join us for a tour of the modernist architecture at FDR Four Freedoms Park on September 17th!

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