What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, June 12, 2015

A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all! 


The creator of fonts like Palantino, Optima, Melior, Hunt Roman, Zapfino, and Zapf Dingbats, Hermann Zapf dies at 96. Incredible maps

"It's an unlikely story about a tiny two-bedroom home that didn't have the documentation typical of the architect," Frank Lloyd Wright.  Seattle's answer to homelessness: roaming tent cities. A history of cities in 50 buildings. Architects defend the world's most hated buildings. The world's tallest passive house coming soon to Roosevelt Island. 

High Bridge, a long-forgotten treasure of the city, reopens to the public. Celebrating 50 years of free outdoor performance by the New York Philharmonic. What it means to unveil third reich art.

Dirty dancing in the time of FDR's youth. Karen Russell's incredible and haunting short story, "The Prospectors", talks FDR, the WPA, and the CCC. Wondering who the CCC is? A primer.