We have tallied all of the votes across all channels and are thrilled to announce that Hugo Costa's "Walking on Freedom 3" is the winner of our first Sketch 4 Freedom Contest!
Check out this fascinating video on third generation stone carver, Nick Benson, who carved the Four Freedoms speech at the Park.
The Conservancy has a simple logo: four blue horizontally-positioned rectangles of the same size, evenly spaced side-by-side. The geometric symbol, though unassuming, has a very fascinating history. Read more here.
As with many memorials, it's important to re-stain letterforms after sun, wind, water and time wash away the stain. We like to make sure our inscriptions always appear sharp and legible!
Starting on Thursday, May 15, we will install scaffolding in the Room and Nick Benson of The John Stevens Shop will be back to re-stain these letters by hand. The scaffolding will remain until Saturday, May 24.
Forty years ago, today, one of the greatest architects of the 20th century passed at age 73.
February 20th marked Louis Kahn's 113th birthday. To honor this date, the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania curated the exhibition Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn which opened last Thursday.
"Whatever you may think about climate change, the design of the FDR Four Freedoms Park reflects a changed world — one everyone will have to navigate in the coming years," writes Ned Potter, a senior vice president at the international communications firm RLM Finsbury and former science correspondent for ABC News and CBS News.