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NEW YORK CITY — Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. has granted approval for the construction of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. The public park, which was designed by Louis Kahn, will be located on the south end of Roosevelt Island in New York City. It will feature an open-air plaza surrounded by three granite columns that will have Franklin Roosevelt’s famous “Four Freedoms” speech carved on them. Funding for Phase I of the project has been secured and construction will begin this summer. The park is being built by Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park LLC. The design of the park was originally commissioned by former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1973, but only in the past 2 years have the city and state recommitted to building the park.

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