Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

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A construction view of the memorial room of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York. A bust of president Franklin D. Roosevelt, who led America through the Great Depression and World War II, will preside over a roofless memorial space that will guide the visitor gaze to the lower stretches of the East River. Architect Louis I. Kahn, who died just after completing this design in 1974, hoped this emblem of the infinite would inspire contemplation.