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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

The Fall and Rise of Central Park

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In the decades after Olmsted’s death, many of the parks he created were neglected and misused. For Central Park in New York City, the low point came in the 1970s. The Central Park Conservancy was founded 1980 to bring the park back. Its mission statement: To make the park clean, safe, and beautiful. By the late 1980s, Olmsted and Vaux’s original vision for Central Park had been largely restored.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Buffalo's Richardson Olmsted Complex

The Richardson Olmsted Complex was designed by architect H.H. Richardson an Olmsted ally.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

The Best Planned City in the World

Developing the nation’s first park system and creating a park at Niagara Falls, NY.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Frederick Law Olmsted - Preview

Premieres Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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