Plans to rehab St. Vincent's Triangle have been in the works since 2009, but the small park bounded by Seventh Avenue South, Greenwich Avenue, and West 12th Street is finally starting to take shape. What's more is that the The Villager says it may open really, really soon. A honcho at Rudin Management, developer of the massive Greenwich Lane development that wiped St. Vincent's off the map and the overseer of the Triangle, told the paper that the company's just waiting for some final approvals from the city before the park can officially open in a week or so. Parkgoers will find benches a plenty as well as moveable tables and chairs and interactive water jets. The park's pièce-de-résistance will be its "quietly abstract" memorial that will pay homage to St. Vincent's role in treating early patients of the AIDS epidemic.
The New York City AIDS Memorial was designed by Studio a + i and was unanimously approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in late 2012. The memorial will consist of a triangular steel structure that will take up 1,600 square feet in the northwest corner of the park.
The park will also be renamed, but to what has yet to be announced.
· New Park Opening Soon at Old St. Vincent's Site [Villager]
· New York City AIDS Memorial Approved By Landmarks [Curbed]
· Triangular Trellis AIDS Memorial Is An 'Empathic' Green Arbor [Curbed]
· All St. Vincent's Triangle coverage [Curbed]