New York City AIDS Memorial for St Vincents Park

Manhattan’s Community Board 2 approved a new design for a New York City AIDS Memorial in Greenwich Village on a 17,000 square-foot triangle-shaped plot of land .

The design  calls for a grove of trees reflected infinitely by
12-foot-long mirrors was selected  for New York’s first large-scale
AIDS memorial.

The winning proposal, from Studio a+i, a Brooklyn, N.Y. architecture
firm, beat out 474 other entries in the AIDS Memorial Park competition.
Hosted byArchitectural RecordArchitizer, and the
AIDS Memorial Park organization, the competition challenged designers
and non-designers to create a park for an unused triangular lot in
Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood.

The fenced-in site, which is next to the former St. Vincent’s
Hospital—one of the first in the nation to offer HIV treatment—has
17,000 square feet on the street level, as well as 10,000 square feet
below-grade, which the winning plan proposes to use as exhibition space.
Connected by tunnels to St. Vincent’s, the site had been used as a
loading dock as well as for storage of liquid oxygen tanks, until the
hospital closed in 2010.

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