New Design for NYC AIDS Memorial Approved


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Manhattan Community Board 2 recently approved a new design for the New York City AIDS Memorial in Greenwich Village. This triangle-shaped memorial will be located on 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue, bordering Seventh Avenue, which is where St. Vincent’s Hospital used to be situated. When AIDS started becoming more prevalent in the 1980’s, St. Vincent was one of the few hospitals that treated victims of this epidemic. The design leader of Community Board 2 explains what the memorial will look like, “The elements include a planted canopy creating a sheltered area that defines the memorial space, a reflective water feature providing a focal point for meditation, and a narrative surface design of concentric rings creating an opportunity for sharing and learning.” In the video below, Susan Sarandon explains the importance of this memorial and what St. Vincent represented in the 1980s. [TR]

Watch Susan Sarandon’s testimonial after the jump…

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