Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Tour with Sally Minard '64
Located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City, it is the last work of the late Louis I. Kahn, an iconic architect of the 20th century.
Tour of FDR Four Freedoms Park with Sally Minard '64,
President & CEO of the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Saturday, June 4
11 am – Noon
Sally Minard '64, President & CEO of the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, will guide the group on this special tour. Topics will include the history of the Roosevelt era and the Four Freedoms Park, Architect Louis Kahn’s design principles and philosophy, the story behind the building of the memorial, and the history of Roosevelt Island.
“In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world. The second is freedoms of every person to worship god in his own way – everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want…everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear…anywhere in the world. That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 6, 1941
For more information: http://www.fdrfourfreedomspark.org/conservancy/
TRAM FROM MANHATTAN
The tram is located at the intersection of 59th Street & 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. Travel time is approximately 4-5 mins. Exit on Roosevelt Island and walk approximately 15 minutes south to Park.
Take F train to the Roosevelt Island stop and walk approximately 15 minutes south to Park.
Bus service operates between Queens and Roosevelt Island; find Q102 bus route and information here.
Please note there is no parking at Four Freedoms Park and there is very limited parking on Roosevelt Island. For detailed driving directions, click here.