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Location #11682

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Location Owner: Motleykiwi
Creation Date: 2/25/2015
Last Updated: 2/25/2015

The Atomic Bomb Dome is located in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan. The ruins serve as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the bombing. On August 6, 1945 at 8:15am, the first atomic bomb used was dropped from a U.S. B-29 bomber. Over 140,000 people died as a result.

This building was designed by Czech Architect Jan Letzel and opened in 1915. It featured a unique dome on top. It changed names but was last known as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. This was the only building left standing near the bomb's hypocenter.

It was originally slated for demolition but thankfully was saved. In 1996 it was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
I made two visits, one at night and one during the day. It's so eerie to see it lit up at night. There's no interior access as it's fenced off and there's also cameras and an alarm. It's still totally worth checking out and some serious history here.

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Status: Historic Location
Category: Foundations

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A-Bomb Memorial
Atomic Bomb Dome - Japan
Created on:2/25/2015
Created by: Motleykiwi
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