Boston Marathon Memorial
Last year, the City of Boston announced that they planned to have a memorial on Boylston Street for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. The original ribbon cutting date was to be a few days before this year's Boston Marathon - 5 years after the bombing.
If you visit the sites today, you'll see that there is no memorial. The City has already laid out the spot for the memorial, but construction for the memorial is still a ways away.
Latest Boston Marathon Memorial Update
- There will be two memorials at the location of the two bombs that went off on April 15, 2013. On both sides of the memorial will be Japanese Cherry Trees that may bloom each year around Patriots day.
- Should be ready by 2020 - the eighth anniversary of the Marathon Bombings.
- The memorial is being designed by Pablo Eduardo. His last work in Boston was the Kevin White statue at Faneuil Hall in 2006.
- Initial project cost of the project was $2 Million. More than $100,000 has been spent on the design process.
- Cost of the Memorial was raised by the victim families. Money collected as part of the Boston One fund, special fund set up after the bombing, will not be used for the memorial.
- There are plans for a much larger memorial, but the exact location hasn't been announced yet.
The Boston Globe has a story with pictures of what the memorial will look like.
Remembering Those that Lost Their Lives
- Martin Richard, an 8-year-old third-grader from Dorchester
- Lingzi Lu, a 23-year-old Boston University graduate student from China
- Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant manager from Medford.
264 others were injured including 16 people who lost limbs