Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park via Bloomberg

A detail of the memorial room under construction that is the key element of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York. Intended as a roofless, contemplative space, the room -- now surrounded by a temporary metal bulkhead -- will appear to rise from the swirling waters of the East River. The 38-year-old design by celebrated 20th-century architect Louis I. Kahn is only now being realized. It will open in 2012.