mardi, novembre 06, 2007

NYC 2007 - Irish Hunger Memorial

The Irish Hunger Memorial, designed collaboratively by artist Brian Tolle, landscape architect Gail Wittwer-Laird, and 1100 Architect, is located on a one-quarter acre site at the corner of Vesey Street and North End Avenue in the Battery Park City neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City (USA), and is dedicated to raising awareness of the Great Irish Famine that killed millions in Ireland between the years 1845 and 1852. The memorial was dedicated on July 16, 2002. It is a uniquely landscaped plot, which utilizes stones, soil, and native vegetation brought in from the western coast of Ireland. The memorial contains stones from all of the different counties of Ireland. The memorial also incorporates an authentically recreated Irish cottage of the 19th century.

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