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Community Board Approves Latest Design For NYC AIDS Memorial

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jul 20, 2012
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  • 14 Comments
    • Brandon
      Brandon

      Great. It looks like the Jolly Green Giant’s toilet.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pierre
      pierre

      At first glance I thought it looked like a giant stiletto.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 3:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TonyC
      TonyC

      This is my neighborhood and this one step towards placating many residents who have lost St Vincent’s Hospital,which was across the street.We have no major ER now and has been like this for years

      Jul 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Idi Amin Dada
      Idi Amin Dada

      @pierre: Same here.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scribe37
      scribe37

      @pierre: yeah that is what I thought from the first picture

      Jul 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AS
      AS

      Looks like a Giant stiletto to me as well.

      Jul 21, 2012 at 6:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tim
      Tim

      The first design was way cooler and unique. I saw stiletto, too.

      Jul 21, 2012 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brickman
      Brickman

      More symbolism…..Building an Aids Hopsice would show more concern…

      Jul 21, 2012 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      the first one was really attractive and reflective, this second one is ugly vines on a rack, Really! with all the artists in NYC this is the best idea we can come up with.

      Jul 21, 2012 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      @Dave: No, it’s the *cheapest* they can come up with. Or, at least, it’s cheaper than the other, much more attractive and interesting design.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 3:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      To be fair, though, the mirrors could be a maintenance problem.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 3:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex
      Alex

      Truly hideous. The ‘infinite forest’ concept seemed at least dignified and meditative. This looks like an ugly gazebo on the rooftop of Soho House.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 3:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      When I first saw the Infinite Forest design, my first reaction was “finally, someone who actually has a heart designing an AIDS memorial.

      The Montreal AIDS memorial is a bunch of rusty columns. Yes, it truly demonstrates compassion and remembrance. NOT!

      now, like so many others here, my first reaction was “why a giant stiletto shoe?”

      Jul 22, 2012 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JB
      JB

      This redesign is terrible. It resembles a bus-stop and in no way commemorates or dignifies the struggle against HIV / AIDS. So uninspired.

      I contacted the Memorial committee and urged them to reconsider the redesign. Anyone else who cares to can do so at http://aidsmemorialpark.org/contact

      Jul 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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