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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

The Best Planned City in the World

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In 1868 Olmsted came to Buffalo, NY and was asked to choose a site for a park. Instead, he recommended three sites to be connected by a new concept – parkways. The system he and Vaux designed became the first coordinated park system in the nation. Later Olmsted visited Niagara Falls and started the “Free Niagara” campaign, a movement to clean up, preserve and set aside parts of that landscape.

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

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