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Landscape Architecture in the News

National WWI Memorial Moves Ahead with Controversial Pershing Park Plan

The Architect’s Newspaper

5/30/19

“Years ago, Frank Gehry asked sculptor Sabin Howard to help him design a memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, D.C. Though the job didn’t pan out for “stylistic reasons,” Howard said, it planted the seed that grew his interest in creating commemorative spaces.”

 

SF’S New 17-Mile Trail Offers Look At Rarely Seen Areas

The San Francisco Chronicle

6/1/19

“San Francisco is a great walker’s town, and Sunday is a great day for walking. It is also the opening of the new San Francisco Crosstown Trail, which runs 17 miles from one end of the city to another.”

 

Neglected Middle Branch Waterfront in South Baltimore is Getting Face-Lift. It Won't Be Another Inner Harbor.

The Baltimore Sun

6/3/19

“The visions for the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River in Baltimore are ambitious: Families playing in the sand along the shore, swimmers frolicking in a floating pool, kayakers paddling amid wetlands, couples strolling along boardwalks over marshes, ospreys swooping down to catch fish.”

 

New Orleans Museum of Art Unveils 6.5-Acre Sculpture Garden Expansion

Metropolis

6/4/19

“The New Orleans Museum of Art’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden had only been open for two years when, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated The Big Easy. The sculptures survived the hurricane, but the garden, located inside the 1,300-acre New Orleans City Park, was severely damaged along with the rest of the park, which languished under one to eight feet of water for nearly four weeks.”

 

New York Botanical Garden’s Largest Exhibit to Date Will Honor Brazilian Designer Roberto Burle Marx

6sqft

6/5/19

“Brazilian modernist artist, landscape architect, and plant conservationist Roberto Burle Marx will be the subject of the latest exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, opening on June 8.”

 

Three Big-Name Studios Shortlisted For La Brea Tar Pits Master Plan Competition

The Architect’s Newspaper

6/7/19

“The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) announced yesterday that it would be reimagining its 12-acre campus in Hancock Park in Los Angeles, home to the iconic La Brea Tar Pits and George C. Page Museum.”

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