Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Changes and Challenges in Olmsted Parks

Clip: Episode 1 | 4m 6s | Video has closed captioning.

Olmsted feared that the open space in a park would be a temptation to a growing city. His fears have been realized. In many places, parts of his parks have been redesigned and some have been nearly destroyed. The integrity of Olmsted’s parks has been threatened by golf courses and stadiums in Boston, large teepees and lookout towers in Louisville, and highways and overpasses in Buffalo.

Aired: 06/19/14

Rating: TV-PG

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America has been made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. With …