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Jane's Walk - FDR Four Freedoms Park & the Past, Present and Future of Roosevelt Island

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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About the Tour

Come celebrate the past, present and future of Roosevelt Island as we participate in Jane's Walk 2018! 

About Jane's Walk:  Jane’s Walk is a global festival of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs. Walks combine the simple act of exploring the city with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement. Now in its eighth year, Jane’s Walk NYC is the largest in the world. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers. 

This year's Jane's Walk on Roosevelt Island is a free program that offers participants three mini walking tours in one:

  • Ted Liebman on the development and creation of affordable housing units on Roosevelt Island, beginning in the 1970s.
  • A tour of the new Cornell Tech Campus, which recently opened in fall 2017.
  • FDR Four Freedoms Park on the architectural expression of Louis Kahn, one of the premier American architects of the 20th century, and the 40 year journey to make Kahn's vision of a presidential memorial on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island a reality

Itinerary:

We will meet at the Roosevelt Island Tramway station on the Island. Those coming on the subway, the tramway station is a short distance to the south. 

For guests requiring any additional assistance, please email park@fdrffp.org.

Theodore Liebman, FAIA

Theodore Liebman, FAIA, is a Principal at Perkins Eastman and a leading expert in the planning and design of large-scale urban housing and mixed-use projects. Over the past 50 years, Mr. Liebman has focused on issues of housing, lifestyle, and culture in the urban environment. From 1971 and 1975, Mr. Liebman was Chief of Architecture at the New York State Urban Development Corporation where he oversaw the building of housing for 33,000 families statewide and Chief of Architecture for Roosevelt Island from 1973-75. From 1975-77, he was with the Harvard Institute for International Development working in Tehran, Iran. From 1985-2007, he was a founding principal of The Liebman Melting Partnership (TLMP), focusing on affordable housing and neighborhood development. He is a past president of the NY Chapter of the AIA and in 1988, the recipient of the Andrew J. Thomas Pioneer in Housing Award. In 2005, he received the Ratensky Lecture, which honors individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions to the advancement of housing and community design. He received a B.Arch.from Pratt Institute, a M.Arch. from Harvard University GSD and the Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture. In 1970-71, he was awarded the Wheelwright Travelling Fellowship in Architecture from Harvard. He is an adjunct professor @ NYU’s Department of Art History and Urban Design and Architecture Studies and teaches a course on Affordable Housing. He has lectured extensively and served on architectural juries at many universities in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. He is a board member of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU).

About FDR Four Freedoms Park Conservancy

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is the first memorial dedicated to the former President in his home state of New York. Located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City, it is the last work of the late Louis I. Kahn, an iconic architect of the 20th century. The Park celebrates the Four Freedoms, as pronounced in President Roosevelt's famous January 6, 1941 State of the Union speech. Four Freedoms Park Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in June 2011 to maintain and operate the Park in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. 


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Roosevelt Island Tramway
Main Street
New York, NY 10044

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)


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Four Freedoms Park Conservancy

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in June 2011 to maintain and operate the Park in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Conservancy offers free public and educational programs, and is responsible for raising the funds required to ensure it remains beautiful for generations to come.

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