Across the street from the former site of St. Vincent’s hospital used to be walled section of messy shrubs and bushes.
Recent development on the property however has left the small triangular patch of land into a green oasis in the West Village, and will soon open to the public as “West Village Park.”
Built as part of the agreement that developers Rudin Management and the Ofer family’s Global Holdings, Inc. struck in 2011 to convert the old St. Vincent’s Hospital into condos, the triangular park looks about ready to open. Design for the 16,000-square-foot park has been carried out by M. Paul Friedberg & Partners. The northwestern tip of the park will feature the AIDS Memorial, a triangulated canopy designed by Studio a+1.