Gallery: PHOTOS: Louis I. Kahn’s Four Freedoms Park Nears Completion on...

If Greenpointers think they had to wait a long time for their park, that's nothing compared to Roosevelt Island's Four Freedoms Park, which has been 40 years in the making. The monumental park is special for so many reasons; architecture buffs are anticipating it as one of legendary architect Louis I. Kahn's posthumously realized masterpieces, New Yorkers look forward to a beautiful new green space with unrivaled views of the Manhattan skyline and Americans in general can take pride in what it stands for - the four freedoms that President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke of in his unforgettable 1941 speech. The park is expected to open to the public on October 24, 2012 but we couldn't help but snap a few photos in advance - step inside our photo gallery for a little sneak peek.

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