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TCLF in the News

June 19, 2015
ASLA's The Dirt

The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s (TCLF) Leading with Landscape symposium offered a deep examination of the landscape of Toronto, which was described as a complex ecological system. The presence of Toronto mayor John Tory at the conference showed the importance local policymakers place on the landscape architecture community in shaping the future of this city, the fourth largest in North America.

June 17, 2015
Houzz

Most garden visitors probably wouldn’t expect to see a coastal-inspired landscape on the 15th story of an apartment building and a restored estate garden covered in the same tour, but this weekend and next, visitors will have the opportunity to see both as part of The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s fourth annual Garden Dialogues series. 

June 9, 2015
Chelsea News

Just months after the Frick Collection announced a renovation and expansion, a grassroots effort to block the project quickly began to take shape. The opposition, which began with a small group of local residents, ballooned to a grassroots and online force, collecting thousands of signatures and winning the support of preservation groups and even well-known artists.

June 8, 2015
Tree Hugger

TreeHugger has been covering the fight to save the Russell Page Garden at the Frick Museum in New York. Having fought and lost many heritage battles, I held out little hope that development in a place like New York City could be stopped by a bunch of pretty plants. But it has; as one of the leaders of the fight noted.

June 8, 2015
World Landscape Architecture

The Frick Collection in New York City has abandoned is current expansion plans, which would have destroyed the East 70th Street Garden designed by the internationally influential British landscape architect Russell Page (1906-1985).

June 6, 2015
World Architecture

The Frick Collection has yielded. Facing a groundswell of opposition to a proposed renovation that would have eliminated a gated garden to make way for a six-story addition, the museum — long admired for its intimate scale — has decided to abandon those plans and start over from scratch

June 6, 2015
Architectural Digest

Garden lovers rejoiced this week when the Frick Collection, one of America’s premier museums, shelved a major expansion plan that would have destroyed its widely admired Russell Page garden, a vest-pocket paradise where pear trees, quince, wisteria, waterlilies, and more have flourished since 1977.

June 5, 2015
CurbedNY

Yesterday, the Frick Collection announced that it would be abandoning its neighbor-hated plans for an expansion that would have eliminated the museum's viewing garden, marking another recent victory for preservationists.

June 4, 2015
CurbedNY

Almost exactly one year after the Frick Collection revealed plans for a huge expansion, the museum has decided to abandon the renovation after fierce backlash from neighbors, architects, and preservationists. 

June 4, 2015
Wall Street Journal

“Sanity has prevailed,” said Charles A. Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, an early advocate for preserving the garden who wrote several articles highlighting Mr. Page’s contributions to landscape design.