New York City, NY
United States
West 12th Street & Greenwich Ave. New York City AIDS Memorial at St. Vincent’s Triangle since 1 December 2016
without names
Founded as a grass-roots advocacy effort in early 2011 by Christopher Tepper and Paul Kelterborn, the NYC AIDS Memorial organization is now a 501(c)3 corporation, with an 18 person Board of Directors, chaired by Keith Fox.
The memorial sits at the gateway to a new public park adjacent to the former St. Vincent’s Hospital, which housed the City’s first and largest AIDS ward, often considered the symbolic epicenter of the disease.
The NYC AIDS Memorial launched an international design competition in November 2011. Studio ai, led by Mateo Paiva, Lily Lim and Esteban Erlich, won the competition to become the park’s architect. Their design features an 18-foot steel canopy.
The memorial also features the work of visual artist Jenny Holzer showing sections of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself in the granite pavers and a central granite water feature.
The NYC AIDS Memorial is intended both to honor and acknowledge the past and – as the AIDS crisis is far from over – energize and inspire current and future generations of activists, caregivers and people living with HIV.

The New York City AIDS Memorial, Inc.