New York will have the first state monument of LGBT people, and now we know how the planned monument looks.
Artist Anthony Goicolea is chosen to create the monument.
Pictures from the design, which will be located west of Greenwich Village in Hudson City Park.
The design has an arrangement of nine stones, some of which will refract light to throw rainbow patterns on the surrounding lawn.
The design complements the landscape and communicates a timeless message of inclusion, and this monument will serve as a lasting symbol of the role of New Yorkers in building a more just, fairer world.
The project was first announced in June 2016, the same month as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando that left 49 people dead. The monument is intended to serve as a memorial to victims of “hate, intolerance and violence” and to honor LGBT communities.
Goicolea said he was “honored” to be part of a project “to remember those who have been victims of hate, violence, and intolerance, while celebrating the beauty of the LGBT community.This monument will serve as a communal space filled with light, color and hope where the visitors can sit, mourn, love and remember for years to come.”