California: Grove Board Rejects "Living Memorial"
December 27, 2007
Recently, the board of the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco voted down a controversial design aimed at raising more awareness about the disease. "Living Memorial" would have added 90 blackened steel poles, a new entrance, and a sidewalk to the grove's tranquil, tree-lined meadow. Many felt the design, described by some as evoking "what's left after a forest fire" and "burned telephone poles," was unnecessary and obtrusive. In what was described as a close vote, the board determined the organization did not have the capacity to raise enough money for the project.
Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco)
12.20.2007; Seth Hemmelgarn
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