Thursday, March 28, 2013

Final Design for St. Vincent's AIDS Memorial Unveiled


Via Popnography:
The streamlined design will feature an 18-foot steel canopy as the dramatic gateway to the new St. Vincent's Hospital Park in the West Village. As it's described in a press release, the memorial also will feature "a central granite fountain, granite benches, and a granite paving surface carved with educational and commemorative text. The text will be curated by a team of historians, artists, community members, and activists led by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner."
I think I need more information before I can decide if I like it or not. Right now it just looks like a giant, garden-variety abstract sculpture rather than a tribute to the thousands and thousands of New Yorkers who lived and died during the worst plague of our time.

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