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Profiles in Landscape Architecture

Michael Van Valkenburgh, designer of Brooklyn Bridge Park, is "probably the most celebrated landscape architect in America." He walks through the park with Harvard Magazine's William Saunders and explains some of his thought process in designing the park: "I was trying to give a little dignity to looking at the views at night?At the first public meeting about BBP, a lady too old to be able to visit the countryside any more begged that I make a place where you could put your feet in the water and see a reflection of the moon on it. It was a touching moment." [Harvard Magazine; previously]

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

Pier 6, Brooklyn, NY 11201