Landslide2008: Marvels of Modernism


Heritage Park


Heritage Park
The intersection of West Bluff Street and Belknap Street    
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Designer Bio

Lawrence Halprin (b. 1916)


Lawrence Halprin Collection
Architectural Archives
University of Pennsylvania
Heritage Plaza Vertical File
Fort Worth Library


Berryhill, Michael. “Park plaza to be dedicated”. Fort Worth Star Telegram, April 13, 1980.
Darovich, Donna. “Heritage Plaza opened on river”. Fort Worth Star Telegram, April 19, 1980.
Halprin, Lawrence.“Interview with Lawrence Halprin.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, January 13, 1976.
Hardin, Dee. Interview with Dee Hardin, West District Superintendent of Fort Worth Parks and Community Service Department, 2001.
Hirsch, Alison Bick. “The Fate of Lawrence Halprin’s Public Spaces: Three Case Studies.” Thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 2005.
Streams and Valleys Committee. “Heritage Plaza Plaza Dedication Brochure.”
Thompson, George F. Landscape In America. Texas: University of Texas Press, 1995.
“Heritage Plaza – Still Closed.”
West and Clear, February 1, 2008.
“Hidden Heritage. Views from a downtown park are beautiful-but its future is murky”
Fort Worth Weekly: Metropolis, February 20, 2008.


All Photos courtesy Elizabeth K. Meyer or Michal Tincup, unless otherwise noted.


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List of Marvels

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Estates Drive Reservoir
Oakland, California

Heritage Plaza
Heritage Park
Fort Worth, Texas

Kaiser Roof Garden
Kaiser Center
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Lake Elizabeth
Allegheny Commons
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Manhattan Square Park
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Mill Creek Canyon

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Miller Garden
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El Monte
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Pacific Science
Center Courtyard

Seattle, Washington

San Francisco, California

Peavey Plaza
Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

education partners
Garden DesignGeorge Eastman House
Additional Sponsors

American Society of Landscape Architects’ Indiana, Pennsylvania/Delaware, Minnesota, Northern California, Texas, Upstate New York, and Washington Chapters • Astorino • Charles Butt • Design Within Reach • Topher Delaney • Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli • Fathom • Tom Fox • Hillman Foundation • Indianapolis Museum of Art • Lorraine Osmundson • Richard T. Murphy • National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast, Southwest, and Western Offices- with funds from the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation of New York, Dodge Jones Foundation Intervention Fund, and Eastern Massachusetts Preservation Fund • James Richards • Seibert & Rice • Diana & Bruce Shuman • Ann Stack • SWA Group • TBG Partners • Michal and Jeffrey William Tincup • Unilock Inc. • The Woltz Charitable Trust