Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Architect

"Don’t doubt the power of documentary films.

"That is one lesson William J. vanden Heuvel, the lawyer, diplomat and businessman, has learned. He says that the long-delayed project to build a memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island — first proposed in 1973 — is finally moving forward in large part because of “My Architect,” a 2003 documentary by the son of the architect Louis I. Kahn."

Sewell Chan, "Plans for Long-Stalled F.D.R. Memorial Move Forward," City Room [blog], New York Times, 25 September 2008.

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