Laurie Olin on the History and Design of Columbus Circle



Olin shares how early plans from the 1980s and 1990s informed the final design. These clips are extended, uncut interviews with landscape architect Laurie Olin and interviewer Charles Birnbaum. The videos are part of a new series of richly illustrated interviews with Olin that reveal intriguing insights into his life, career, design philosophy and the concepts behind his legacy projects – see the full Oral History at http://tclf.org/pioneer/oral-history/laurie-olin. Olin, a recent recipient of the National Medal of the Arts, has profoundly influenced practitioners and the general public through his extensive body of built works and more than forty years of teaching. This is the tenth in TCLF’s award-winning Pioneers of American Landscape Design® series of free, Web-based, in-depth, first person interviews with leading landscape architects.

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