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Village AIDS Memorial Loses the Greenery, Raises Funding

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After raising $1 million in funding, the New York City AIDS Memorial released updated renderings showing a triangular canopy that's much in line with what the Landmarks Preservation Commission hoped to see. The updated 18-foot tall structure, designed by the Brooklyn-based firm Studio a+1, keeps the same general shape and the water feature, but it is no longer covered with ivy and flowers. LPC had raised concerns about the upkeep of the greenery, as well as how much light it would block. Paving stones beneath the canopy will feature poetry and quotes about the city's response to the AIDS epidemic.

The group is currently working toward a $4 million fundraising goal, and construction should begin some time next year, according to DNAinfo. The memorial shares a plot of land with what will become St. Vincent's Triangle park, and both will be built by Rudin Management, the developer who is converting the old St. Vincent's Hospital building into condos.

· Village AIDS Memorial Group Releases New Renderings During Funding Push [DNAinfo]
· NYC AIDS Memorial [official]
· AIDS Memorial coverage [Curbed]