West Hollywood hosting community meeting Tuesday, in advance of construction of AIDS monument

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California Construction News staff writer

The City of West Hollywood will host a pre-construction community meeting on July 9 at 6:30 p.m. to share updates about STORIES: The AIDS Monument, planned at West Hollywood Park adjacent to N. San Vicente Boulevard and the West Hollywood Library.

The meeting will be held at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard and via Zoom.

PCL Construction Services, Inc. has been contracted to build the monument at a cost of $9.2 million.

According to a city staff report, the structure will include vertical bronze “traces” etched with narrative text incorporating “historical, personal and socio-political stories.” The display will include integrated lighting that evokes a candlelight vigil.

It will be built in West Hollywood Park along N. San Vicente Boulevard and will function as an iconic public art experience and memorial site.

Designed by artist Daniel Tobin, the monument will feature a plaza, a donor wall, vertical bronze “traces” with narrative text, integrated lighting reminiscent of a candlelight vigil, and a podium facing N. San Vicente Boulevard. Set in the heart of West Hollywood, the monument will capture the community’s activism and the personal stories of those impacted by HIV/AIDS.

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