John Wolfe Ambrose, Battery Park

John Wolfe Ambrose monument, 1936. Bust: Andrew O'Connor, Jr. Relief: Frederick G.R. Roth. Architect: Aymar Embury II. Original bust by Andrew O'Connor, Jr, created ca. 1900; recreated ca. 2017. Monument…

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From Portraits to Puddles: print, ebook, & video

From September to November 2018, I published a series of eight blog posts on what makes a memorable memorial: see them at the Portraits to Puddles link in the Obsessions…

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From Portraits to Puddles, 5: Korean War Memorial

NOTE: What makes an effective tribute? What makes a memorable memorial? This is the fifth in a series of posts in which I point out the lessons we can learn…

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From Portraits to Puddles, 4: East Coast Memorial

NOTE: What makes an effective tribute? What makes a memorable memorial? This is the fourth in a series of posts in which I point out the lessons we can learn…

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From Portraits to Puddles, 3: Coast Guard Memorial

NOTE: What makes an effective tribute? What makes a memorable memorial? This is the third in a series of posts in which I point out the lessons we can learn…

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From Portraits to Puddles, 2: Dewey Memorial

NOTE: What makes an effective tribute? What makes a memorable memorial? This is the second in a series of posts in which I point out the lessons we can learn…

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From Portraits to Puddles, 1: Introduction & Ericsson

Introduction I find Reflecting Absence, the memorial on the site of the World Trade Center, profoundly  unsatisfying. If you do, too, this essay will help you understand why landscape architecture…

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