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Treasures of New York: Four Freedoms Park

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This film, hosted by author and historian Douglas Brinkley, explores the architectural gem honoring Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech that changed history. On its first anniversary, take a walk through the park that was shaped by the architect Louis I. Kahn, one of the masters of 20th century architecture

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Picture 14.Mrs. FDR Jr. at the construction site of Four Freedoms Park witnessing the first granite block from North Carolina being placed in the park. Photo credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 14.Mrs. FDR Jr. at the construction site of Four Freedoms Park witnessing the first granite block from North Carolina being placed in the park. Photo credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 14.Mrs. FDR Jr. at the construction site of Four Freedoms Park witnessing the first granite block from North Carolina being placed in the park. Photo credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 2View of Four Freedoms Park through the Littleleaf linden trees. Photo Credit: ©Channel Thirteen LLC
Picture 2View of Four Freedoms Park through the Littleleaf linden trees. Photo Credit: ©Channel Thirteen LLC
Picture 3A Louis Kahn sketch of Four Freedoms Park (colored Pencil on yellow trace, circa 1973). Photo Credit: ©University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Picture 3A Louis Kahn sketch of Four Freedoms Park (colored Pencil on yellow trace, circa 1973). Photo Credit: ©University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Picture 4Stone setters placing the 36 ton granite blocks in the parks. Photo Credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 4Stone setters placing the 36 ton granite blocks in the parks. Photo Credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 5View of the park being constructed on June 8, 2012. Photo Credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 5View of the park being constructed on June 8, 2012. Photo Credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 6FDR bust with the view of the skyline of New York City behind it. Photo Credit: ©Channel Thirteen LLC
Picture 6FDR bust with the view of the skyline of New York City behind it. Photo Credit: ©Channel Thirteen LLC
Picture 7FDR Bust through the Littleleaf linden trees surrounded by water. Photo Credit: ©Channel Thirteen LLC
Picture 7FDR Bust through the Littleleaf linden trees surrounded by water. Photo Credit: ©Channel Thirteen LLC
Picture 8Workers lay down the foundation at the tip of Roosevelt Island which is below sea level. Photo credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 8Workers lay down the foundation at the tip of Roosevelt Island which is below sea level. Photo credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 8Workers lay down the foundation at the tip of Roosevelt Island which is below sea level. Photo credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 9A mold of the FDR Bust to be put in the Four Freedoms Park being made. Photo Credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 10Gina Pollara at the construction site with the crew. Photo Credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 10Gina Pollara at the construction site with the crew. Photo Credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 11The etching of the Four Freedoms pronounced by FDR in the 1941 State of the Union. Photo Credit: ©Channel Thirteen LLC
Picture 12Nathaniel Kahn, the son of the architect Louis Kahn who designed the Four Freedoms Park. Photo Credit: ©Channel Thirteen LLC
Picture 12Nathaniel Kahn, the son of the architect Louis Kahn who designed the Four Freedoms Park. Photo Credit: ©Channel Thirteen LLC
Picture 12Nathaniel Kahn, the son of the architect Louis Kahn who designed the Four Freedoms Park. Photo Credit: ©Channel Thirteen LLC
Picture 13The granite blocks used to construct the room being brought up the river on a barge to the island. Photo credit: ©Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Picture 1Ambassador vanden Heuvel at Four Freedoms Park. Photo credit: ©Gina Pollara
Picture 1Ambassador vanden Heuvel at Four Freedoms Park. Photo credit: ©Gina Pollara
Picture 1Ambassador vanden Heuvel at Four Freedoms Park. Photo credit: ©Gina Pollara