rian Tolle’s Irish Hunger Memorial (2002) in Battery Park City, New York, offers several points of entry for the viewer. It can be accessed from the street through a passageway, like the entrance to the ancient Irish passage grave at Newgrange. In the passageway, texts inscribed onto the walls and an aural accompaniment offer facts and commentaries about the Great Famine in Ireland in the 19th century, and the politics of food around the world today. Alternatively spectators can climb straight onto the sloping plot of land and follow a circuitous path through its unyielding ground to the ruined stone cottage in the center. Other loftier views are afforded from the secure heights of the towering offices of New York’s financial sector that surround it. Either way, the path is like a great question mark. Why is this site abandoned? Where have the occupants gone? What is it doing here?