Rethinking Kahn’s Architectural Vision

May 14, 2013 | City College, CUNY Lecture Series

In “Rethinking Kahn,” part of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture spring lecture series, architectural historian William J.R. Curtis discusses the legacy of famed architect Louis Kahn, including his final project — Four Freedoms Park — a four-acre memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt that was completed posthumously as “a powerful work of monumentality.” Reflecting on his own initial reservations about the project, which was conceived by Kahn four decades ago and opened on Roosevelt Island in 2012, Curtis praised the architect’s vision. “We could never know how Kahn would have realized this space.”