What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, May 20, 2016

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


40% of the buildings in Manhattan could not be built today. Richard Meier's new tower on the East River. The first class of Technion-Cornell program set to graduate on May 29. How cities can revitalize their public spaces. Happy 40th birthday to the Roosevelt Island Tramway

Four Freedoms Park will be forever indebted to Romaldo Giurgola, who worked on our original construction drawings. Guirgola was a leader of 'Phila. School' of architecture. 

The fascinating reason why the CIA has an art gallery, and the link between modernism and sexual revolutionErik Johansson's photorealism. The architects of the Tate Modern on the Switch House. A review of the Palestinian Museum.