Four Freedoms Park Set To Be Dedicated Wednesday
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A dedication ceremony for the long-delayed Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island is set for Wednesday after a court fight nearly put the kick-off on hold.
Bill Clinton will be among the dignitaries on hand for the dedication of the park, which honors former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Inside City Hall’s Errol Louis took a tour of the long-delayed FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island.
The memorial was originally conceived in 1973 when then-Mayor John Lindsay renamed Welfare Island to Roosevelt Island. But the project, designed by architect Louie Kahn, has been delayed for decades.
It appeared the wait might continue after two of the park's major donors took the park's sponsors to court Tuesday because of a dispute over where their names will be displayed. But a judge ruled the opening can go forward.