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Ed Logue's Roosevelt Island Today

Main Street canyon, from the intersection of Island House and Westview, looking south.
Main Street canyon, from the intersection of Island House and Westview, looking south.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

Edward Logue’s Roosevelt Island isn’t exactly what we see today, but it’s close. Ed Logue? You’ve probably heard of Louis Kahn, designer of Four Freedoms Park. And maybe Phillip Johnson’s masterplan that’s still in place. But Ed Logue hired both, and he’s the guy who renamed Welfare Island after FDR.

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