What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, February 12, 2016

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


WPA murals from Roosevelt Island, and traveling around America with 120 yellow tea bowls to honor Japanese internment. Happy Valentine's Day, Eleanor & Franklin! 

On the 1939 World's Fair: "Who dreams of files? Well, I do, to be honest. And I imagine Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Franz Kafka, and Le Corbusier did, too." Will NYC's underground park become a reality? We need to prioritize pedestrian safety!

Celebrating six leaders of landscape architecture during African American History Month. The MacEwen Award discovers what "architecture for the common good" is. Designing for someone living under the poverty line. Why Frank Lloyd Wright’s Baghdad Opera House never came to be.