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Landscape Architecture in the News

The Parks That Made the Man Who Made Central Park
The New York Times
10/30/19

“When Frederick Law Olmsted stepped off a ship in Liverpool in 1850, he was a gentleman farmer on Staten Island and intellectual, eager to embark on a walking tour of England. When he left, he had the makings of perhaps the greatest American landscape architect of all time.”

Pier 55’s Thomas Heatherwick-Designed Park is Taking Shape
Curbed NY
10/30/19

“The futuristic Pier 55 park designed by Thomas Heatherwick and financed by billionaire mogul Barry Diller is taking shape on the Hudson River.”

Columbia Pitches $18 Million Plan to Overhaul Finlay Park
The Free Times
10/31/19

“Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and other city officials announced on Thursday an $18 million plan to revamp battered, aging Finlay Park.”

Seattle’s Brutalist Freeway Park is Reviewed For National Register and Approved For Renovation
The Architect’s Newspaper
11/5/19

“The gorgeously staggered concrete elements of Jim Ellis Freeway Park, one of the most significant architectural spaces in Seattle, are scattered across a thickly forested hill atop an intersection of Interstate 5 between the neighborhoods of Downtown Seattle and First Hill.“

At North Edge of SF’s Presidio, A New Park to Connect People to the Bay
The San Fransisco Chronicle
11/7/19

“‘The maxim “good things come to those who wait’ is being put to the test in the Presidio — where work formally begins Thursday on a 14-acre, sloping park intended to connect the atmospheric Main Post with ever-popular Crissy Field.”

Portland Ready to Reveal Proposed Designs For Martin Luther King Memorial
The Portland Press Herald
11/7/19

“Portland is ready to reveal the designs put forth by the three parties competing for the contract to design a memorial honoring the legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

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