What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, April 1, 2016

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


We are deeply saddened by the loss of Zaha Hadid, an incredible and important architect, and the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize; here is the New Yorker's 2009 profile on Hadid

Parks give us room to breathe and feel alone. Squares reaffirm our commonality, our shared sense of place, and our desire to be included.” Creating a park as an extension of a museum. 

Before-and-after photos of the world's best street designs and why we underestimate the economic value of design. How New York gets its water, and a glimpse into Huguette Clark's Manhattan apartmentsBuilding the border wall: "can the design of a wall create humane, or even liberating environments?" A push to rebuild a modernist gem from Mies van der Rohe.

Letter from Havana. Hitler couldn't defeat Churchill but champagne nearly did. The true story of a fake presidential candidate