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Dreaming: Roosevelt Island, Edward Logue's Ideas, Then & Now

Face masks, which he never envisioned, prevail today, but Roosevelt Island's Farmers Market reflects the community activities Ed Logue imagined for a small, self-reliant community.
Face masks, which he never envisioned, prevail today, but Roosevelt Island's Farmers Market reflects the community activities Ed Logue imagined for a small, self-reliant community.
© Deborah Julian/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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