Decades late, FDR memorial park dedicated in NYC
by Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press
October 17, 2012 11:45 AM | 740 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This July 11, 2012 photo provided by FDR Four Freedoms Park LLC, shows an arial view of the New York City memorial park, honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt, that has been completed 40 years after the original design was created. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on the southern tip of 2-mile-long Roosevelt Island - between Manhattan and Queens - is being dedicated Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in a ceremony to be attended by dignitaries including former President Bill Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/FDR Four Freedoms Park LLC, Steve Amiaga - www.amiaga.com)
This July 11, 2012 photo provided by FDR Four Freedoms Park LLC, shows an arial view of the New York City memorial park, honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt, that has been completed 40 years after the original design was created. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on the southern tip of 2-mile-long Roosevelt Island - between Manhattan and Queens - is being dedicated Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in a ceremony to be attended by dignitaries including former President Bill Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/FDR Four Freedoms Park LLC, Steve Amiaga - www.amiaga.com)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are among the dignitaries honoring President Franklin Roosevelt at a dedication ceremony of a new memorial park for America’s 32nd president.

They’re gathered at New York City’s Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, which has been in the works for decades. The original design was completed 40 years ago.

It’s located on Roosevelt Island in the East River.

The triangular park is named after Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address, known as the Four Freedoms Speech.

The park has a colossal bust of Roosevelt and an open-air granite plaza with excerpts of the speech etched into the stone.

It’ll open to the public once arrangements for its operation and maintenance are final.

___ Online: FDR Four Freedoms Park.
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