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    WeHo City to Host STORIES: The AIDS Monument Pre-Construction Community Meeting

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    The City of West Hollywood anticipates to start construction of STORIES: The AIDS Monument in July. The City will be hosting a community meeting regarding full details on the construction of the highly anticipated monument on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room (access from West Hollywood Park), located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The meeting will also be held virtually via Zoom.

    Information about the design and construction of STORIES: The AIDS Monument will be shared including estimated construction timelines.

    To join via the Zoom Platform: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83737257663

    City of West Hollywood renderings of STORIES: The AIDS Monument

    STORIES: The AIDS Monument is a collaborative project between the City of West Hollywood and the Foundation for the AIDS Monument (FAM) to memorialize the devastation of HIV/AIDS, honor courageous activists, caregivers, and community leaders through their STORIES, and raise awareness about the history and stigma of living with HIV/ AIDS. The Monument will be located prominently in West Hollywood Park along San Vicente Boulevard and will function as an iconic public art experience and memorial site.

    City of West Hollywood renderings of STORIES: The AIDS Monument

    Designed by the artist Daniel Tobin, the AIDS Monument will include a plaza with a donor and naming wall, a field of vertical bronze “traces” with etched narrative text, integrated lighting that is visually evocative of a candlelight vigil, and a podium along N. San Vicente Boulevard.

    “Trace: A visible mark made or left by the passage of a person; evidence or indication of former presence or existence; to locate or discover by searching or researching evidence; a vestige.”

    Reflective and contemporary, the Monument will establish a much needed, long-awaited physical structure of global significance that will support West Hollywood’s ongoing activism. The Monument will provide a destination that will pay tribute to the legacy of those we’ve lost, honor those who survived, and the organizations of change that were born.

    Construction is anticipated to begin in July of 2024.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    It looks like french fries.

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    Last I heard the build out cost was way over budget. What happened?

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