Perspective, Roosevelt Memorial. Colored pencil on yellow trace, 1973. Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
ARTHUR A. HOUGHTON JR. GALLERY, 10 JANUARY5 FEBRUARY 2005
I had this thought that a memorial should be a room and a garden. That’s all I had. Why did I want a room and a garden? I just chose it to be the point of departure. The garden is somehow a personal nature, a personal kind of control of nature, a gathering of nature. And the room was the beginning of architecture. I had this sense, you see, and the room wasn’t just architecture, but was an extension of self. Louis I. Kahn
Coming to Light, a website documenting Louis I. Kahn's proposal for a Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, is currently under construction and will soon be online.