What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, May 22, 2015

A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all! (PS - We're extending Memorial Day at the Park into Tuesday; we'll be open 9am - 7pm, join us!) 


With views of Four Freedoms Park, Steven Holl library in Queens breaks ground. Happy 30th Birthday, Noguchi Museum! Can the Guggenheim charm Finland?

"Second only to the Interstate Highway, the Tennessee Valley Authority was the most coherent physical idea the United States ever had." Has Frances Perkins' life work been in vain? Dictionaries exclude words like acorn to make room for words like blog - landspeak

Street artist Hot Tea comes to Roosevelt Island's Pool, and please, Please Touch the Art. America's first political cartoons and why an entire class of art students dropped out.  

"Scarcity steals mental capacity wherever it occurs." (The very fascinating science behind scarcity its multitude of forms.) And Ireland could become the first country to legalize same-sex marriages by popular vote.