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Sited on a half acre in lower manhattan, adjacent to new york harbor and the Hudson River, the Irish Hunger Memorial inserts a piece of rural Irish landscape atop a luminous plinth amidst the looming downtown skyscrapers. Artist Brian Tolle, whose scheme was selected from an invited competition, conceived this unexpected view. Tolle's vision was realized by a multi-disciplinary team lead by 1100 Architects, and the monument's plinth is animated by a lighting scheme conceived by Johnson Schwinghammer Lighting Consultants. Read more

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