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FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED: DESIGNING AMERICA

The Best Planned City in the World

  • Aired: 06/20/2014
  • 13:38
  • Rating: TV-PG
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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Developing the nation’s first park system and creating a park at Niagara Falls, NY.
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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 funding provided by HSBC, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and The C.E. & S. Foundation. With additional support from The Peter C. Cornell Trust and Mass Humanities.
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