ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Irish Hunger Memorial, 2002
Artworks: Memorial

Artist
Brian Tolle
Architects
1100 Architect, David Piscuskas, Juergen Riehm
Collection
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Landscape Architect
Gail Wittwer-Laird
Dates
  • Constructed, 2002
 Podcasts
Irish Hunger Memorial - Jean Parker Phifer
Irish Hunger Memorial - David Piscuskas
Irish Hunger Memorial - Part 1 The Commission - Brian Tolle
Irish Hunger Memorial - Part 2 - The Design Process - Brian Tolle
Irish Hunger Memorial - Part 3 - The Design Process - Brian Tolle
Irish Hunger Memorial - Part 4 - The Construction - Brian Tolle
Irish Hunger Memorial - Part 5 - Audio in the Passage - Brian Tolle
The Irish Hunger Memorial - Dorothea Basile
The Commission for the Irish Hunger Memorial - Dorothea Basile
Description
Together with artist Brian Tolle and landscape architect Gail Wittwer-Laird, 1100 Architect was selected by the Battery Park City Authority to create a memorial commemorating the Great Irish Hunger. On a base of Irish limestone and illuminated glass, the team re-created a rugged landscape comprised of walls with stones from each of Ireland’s 32 counties, abandoned potato fields, and various species of native Irish plants and grasses. From the base’s west side, visitors enter through an ascen...
Courtesy of 1100 Architect
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Location
North End Ave & Vesey Street
New York, NY
United States

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