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Controversy Surrounds AIDS Memorial Park in NYC

February 6, 2012

The New York Times, Architectural Record, and The New York Observer all reported that the AIDS Memorial Park Design Competition jury announced on January 30 that they've selected a Brooklyn design team from studio a+i as the winner of its design competition for the AIDS memorial park on the old site of St. Vincent's Hospital. The design, called "Infinite Forest," features a park bordered by three mirrored walls, creating the illusion of a forest in the middle of New York City.

But according to a Village Voice blog, the chances of the design actually being executed are slim. The developer in charge of actually building the park, Rudin Management, says that they will "ignore the results of the contest and move forward with their own design, by landscape architect Rick Parisi." Parisi's plan is much more generic, calling for some 600 seats amid mixed plantings.

To find out more, including how to donate to the memorial, go to aidsmemorialpark.org.



  
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