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Landscape group calls for care of Dan Kiley sites

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 1:08pm  ET

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group that works to preserve notable landscape architecture is devoting its list of endangered sites this year to the work of Dan Kiley.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation says Kiley is one of the most important modernist landscape architects. His designs include the grounds of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston and the Art Institute of Chicago's South Garden.

The foundation says some sites are at risk due to deferred maintenance and are "dying quiet deaths." Others are well maintained or require modest attention. The foundation has graded 28 sites on an A-F scale, and many earned a C.

A new exhibition opening Thursday at the Boston Architectural College highlights Kiley's work. It moves to the National Building Museum in Washington in February.

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