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Tipping Point - Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks

  • The Village at Incarnate Word (CHRISTUS Heritage Hall) 4707 Broadway Street Alamo Heights, TX, 78209 United States (map)

OLMSTED AND AMERICA’S URBAN PARKS

"Frederick Law Olmsted designed New York City's Central Park with Calvert Vaux over 150 years ago, and it remains an undisputed haven of tranquility amidst one of the largest, tallest, and most unnatural places on earth. This film examines the creation of the America's great city parks in the late 1800s through the enigmatic eyes of Frederick Law Olmsted, visionary urban planner and landscape architect. [The film] weaves together Olmsted's engaging and poignant personal story with those of the last masterpieces he left us today..." The Speedwell Foundation