Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
The Best Planned City in the World
Clip: Episode 1 | 13m 38s | Video has closed captioning.
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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