The Freeform Park was designed for an island site near Washington, D.C. as a student project while Eckbo was attending the
Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The project marks Eckbo's progression towards modernism, as evidenced by the
text at the bottom of his watercolor rendering: "A memorial to the fathers of our country in which the informal becomes the
modern, modern goes informal, but a tree remains a tree. The topographical spirit of the island is preserved insofar as possible:
a long ridge, from which one looks out and down. The bell tower is a structure of reinforced concrete, steel, and glass, which
substitutes lightness, grace, and openness for the monumental tombstone effect. Tree masses used to relate tower to the island
and define movement of circulation."
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