A memorial statue of President Franklin D. Roosevelt seated in a wheelchair is in the works for Roosevelt Island.
The FDR Hope Memorial should be up in Southpoint Park sometime in fall 2012.
Artist Meredith Bergmann is designing the 5.5-feet bronze statue, which depicts the nation's 32nd president in his wheelchair, shaking hands with a young girl wearing a leg brace.
The site is near a historic hospital that pioneered treatment for survivors of polio, the same disease F-D-R had.
Roosevelt Island was named after the former New York governor in 1973.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Posted by BA Haller at 12:48 AM