Construction is underway on the New York City AIDS Memorial at St. Vincent's Triangle in the West Village. The memorial is located across from the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus, which housed the city’s first and largest AIDS ward. Studio a+i won the memorial competition in 2012 and since then the design has evolved as the project moved towards completion. The memorial consists of an 18-foot-tall canopy structure created by three metal triangles. Under the shelter of the canopy, visitors can reflect and meditate amongst a granite engraved text installation by artist Jenny Holzer and a water feature.
Completion is expected later this year.
Design: Studio a+i with Esteban Erlich RA; Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates; Lighting Designer: Fisher Marantz Stone; Artist: Jenny Holzer; Landscape Designer: M. Paul Friedberg and Partners; Graphic Designer: 2x4 and Pablo Alabau; Program: Memorial; Location: West Village, New York, NY; Completion: late 2016.