During the successful urban renewal projects of the 1960s, the city of Minneapolis hired landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg to design Peavey Plaza to connect with Nicollet Mall, the city’s new downtown pedestrian mall.
Texas is gifted with many celebrated public landscapes from the modern era. However, Heritage Plaza is the state’s only significant design by Presidential Medal of Arts recipient Lawrence Halprin, FASLA.
The Cadbury Factory at Moreton, designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe in 1952, was developed within the United Kingdom’s post-war reconstruction era. As a chocolate and biscuit (cookie) factory, it was conceived as a means of moving from wartime to peacetime production in a modernist idiom-a rarity in its day.
Designed by Garrett Eckbo (completed 1964), the Mall was originally the centerpiece of an effort to maintain downtown Fresno as the region’s retail center. Now, it's threatened as the city seeks to change the face of downtown.
Henry Nehrling's legendary tropical botanical garden is threatened by the expanding Naples Zoo. A recently approved master plan calls for upgrades and expansion, but does little to protect Nehrling's original gardens.
The massive Bell Laboratories complex (1959 to 1962, expanded 1966 and 1985), situated on 472 acres in Holmdel, Monmouth County, New Jersey, is threatened by new development that may destroy or significantly damage the massive historic building and its historic designed landscape.
Planned freeway construction is once again threatening one of Seattle's most culturally important landscapes. The Arboretum that is not only a civic treasure, but an astounding horticultural resource for the entire region.