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NYC Unveils Plan for AIDS Memorial

NYC Unveils Plan for New AIDS Memorial

NYC Unveils Plan for New AIDS Memorial

Plan for an 18-foot memorial canopy unveiled in New York.

The New York City AIDS Memorial's Board of Directors revealed final renderings for a planned memorial last week. As described in a press release, the memorial will feature an 18-foot steel canopy as the dramatic gateway to the new St. Vincent's Hospital Park at the intersection of 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue in the West Village neighborhood. The memorial also will feature a central granite fountain, granite benches, and a granite paving surface carved with educational and commemorative text. The text will be curated by a team of historians, artists, community members and activists led by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner.

"The goal of the capital campaign is $4 million, with donations from both the private and the public sectors," said Keith Fox, president of board. "To date, we have already received $975,000 in private commitments needed to fund the design and construction of the new memorial."

To learn more about the project or to donate to the memorial fund, go here.

Source: Towleroad

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