The Irish Hunger Memorial is a green-roofed monument in Battery Park that pays homage to the million Irish who left the country and headed to NYC during the Great Famine. Designed by artist Brian Tolle, landscape artist Gail Wittwer-Laird and 1100 Architect, the monument is a stunning intersection of art, green infrastructure & history.
Take a guided tour of the Irish Hunger Memorial to learn more about the different symbolic elements of the monument and the history of the Great Irish Famine and Migration of 1845-1852.
Health, Safety and Welfare
- understand the historical significance behind the monument
- discover the origins of the building materials used for the project
- explore principles used by landscape architect Brian Tolle to design this site
- understand the stormwater management benefits accrued by the green roof
James Dudley, Senior Project Manager, Siteworks & Frank Scanlon, Associate Architect, CTA Architects P.C
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities