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Old Posted Mar 29, 2013, 10:10 PM
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Are the louvered triangle design supposed to reference the AIDS quilt or something. How but they scrap this and just build a 80 foot ribbon.
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Thirty years after the onset of AIDS, there is no significant New York City AIDS Memorial. Inspired by two young men who had never known a world without AIDS, a coalition of artists, health care providers, historians, family, friends and neighbors have come together to create a permanent memorial to remember the history of the crisis. The new memorial will honor the more than 100,000 New York City men, women and children who have died from AIDS, and commemorate and celebrate the efforts of the caregivers and activists who responded heroically to the crisis. In addition to serving as a place to remember and reflect, the memorial will also renew awareness and inspire action by current and future generations through educational programming.

WHAT

The park will feature an 18-foot-high canopy structure comprised of three intricate triangles that create a strong gateway to the park and a sheltered venue for people to gather. The Memorial’s surface design incorporates an inspiring narrative element, represented in a granite paving pattern of concentric rings, inscribed with a patchwork of facts, quotations and poetry reflective of the community’s response to the AIDS epidemic. A beautiful granite water feature, glazed with a thin surface of running water, will serve as a focal point for reflection and meditation. The AIDS Memorial design has garnered feature articles in Architectural Record, New York Magazine and The New York Times, which tout the simplicity and elegance of the design and the significance of the Memorial.

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After successful community advocacy, in March 2012, the NYC Council designated the entrance of the new public park to house the NYC AIDS Memorial. The park is planned as part of the redevelopment of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus, which housed the City’s first and largest AIDS ward. The memorial will be located at the intersection of West 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue, a block from the LGBT Community Center. The park and Memorial will create a new, significant green space and amenity in the historic West Village.
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I really don't get how some zippy trade-show-esque pavilion is meant to memorialize the millions that have died and suffered from AIDS. There's nothing somber or reflective about the space. I'm embarrassed.
yeah and not to mention 2/3rds more women die of breast cancer per year than aids victim deaths. where is that 2/3rds more prominent memorial? will it be built on the rest of this triangle?? oh wait, there isnt one being built anywhere. now i dont mean to play 'top the disease,' but thats whats really embarrassing.
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Has anyone taken recent photos of this project?
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Rudin Breaks Ground on West Village Park


A rendering of Rudin Management Co.’s Greenwich Village park. PHOTO: HAYES DAVIDSON

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Rudin Management Co. is making good on the promises it made to the Greenwich Village community when it cut its 2011 deal to redevelop the site of St. Vincent’s Hospital as luxury apartments.

The latest sign of this: Rudin has broken ground on a 16,000-square-foot park it promised to develop on Seventh Avenue between Greenwich Avenue and West 12th Street. The triangular park will feature the city’s first major AIDS memorial as well as play areas, a lawn and water jets.

Rudin is paying the $10 million cost of the park, which is scheduled to open this summer. “It’s designed to be a classic West Village park,” said Bill Rudin, the company’s chief executive.

Rudin is developing 200 condominiums and five townhouses at the site of the old hospital, which sought bankruptcy protection in 2010. Community groups opposed to the hospital’s closure fought the plan. Eventually Rudin got city approval after promising to develop the park and donating the former O’Toole Building, of the St. Vincent’s complex, for a medical center.

The 160,000-square-foot Lenox Hill HealthPlex opened this summer and offers 24-hour emergency care.

The Greenwich Village community board initially opposed the redevelopment. But Bob Gormley, the board’s district manager, said there is a lot of excitement among board members about the park. “[Rudin] was very inclusive with the community board for the design,” he said.

The park was designed by architecture firm M. Paul Friedberg & Partners. Studio a+i designed the 1,600-square-foot memorial, a structural canopy with a geometric design.

The first phase of the residential development, The Greenwich Lane, is expected to be completed this year. Buyers have signed contracts for 148 of the 200 condos, with average prices of about $3,500 a square foot, according to a Rudin spokesman

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