What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, July 8, 2016

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


"Our job was to translate the unusual food and service requirements of The Four Seasons into equally unusual accouterments of a simplicity and elegance to match the restaurant itself, and to do so in an incredibly short time. It was a designer’s dream and a designer’s nightmare."

Architecture's odd couple and Obama's taste in architecture. The most fascinatingly boring city in the world. Montreal and the 40 year hangover. The ruthless war on stuff. Three terrible days in America. When black lives stopped mattering.  

The legality of tiny houses and are shipping containers the answer? 10 Months, 45 National Parks, 11 Rules; and a 13,000-mile experiment in extreme parenting

And finally, here are some of the buildings you'll see if you join us at Manhattanhenge on Tuesday!