Gallery: Design Competition Begins for AIDS Memorial at the Old St. Vin...

From 1981 to 1995, there were more cumulative deaths from the AIDS epidemic in New York City than total U.S. deaths in the Vietnam War, yet as some have pointed out, there is no significant memorial to those losses in the city of New York — aside from a bench in the Hudson River Park. There is now a movement to build a deserving memorial and Architizer and Architectural Record have launched an official design competition. The site up for design is the triangular plot of land in the West Village that is located across the street from the old St. Vincent’s Hospital, one of the first locations to treat those affected by HIV and AIDS in the 1980s.

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