March 29, 2013
NYC AIDS Memorial Final Design Unveiled
The final design of the New York City AIDS Memorial in Greenwich Village was unveiled by the Brooklyn–based architecture studio a+i, The Huffington Post reports. The design—a triangular shape elevated as a canopy with triangle legs and two benches—was created as a “living memorial” to the epidemic. The organizers also officially launched a fundraising campaign to build the memorial. They hope to raise $4 million from public and private donations. The memorial will sit across the former site of St. Vincent’s Hospital, which was the epicenter of the early AIDS epidemic.
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