Celebrating Central Park

The Olmsted legacy was to make American cities more livable and beautiful.
July 21, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"It's hard today to imagine New York City without Central Park, Boston without the Emerald Necklace, Washington without the National Zoo or Rock Creek Park -- all the work of Olmsted, or (in the case of Rock Creek Park) his son, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., who carried on his work... The Oldmsteds left their mark on urban and suburban landscapes nationwide, but also played key roles in founding the National Park system, now copied worldwide."

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Published on Monday, July 21, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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