City releases renderings of Boston Marathon bombing memorial

City officials on Thursday released renderings of two memorials to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings planned for Boylston Street.

Two memorials made of granite, bronze, and glass will commemorate victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street, according to renderings released by city officials. They will be built in the spots where the two bombs went off near the finish line on April 15, 2013, killing three bystanders and injuring more than 260 others.

The bombings killed 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, 23-year-old Lingzi Lu, and 8-year-old Martin Richard, all of whom had gone to the finish line to watch the race.

The renderings, released last week, show the memorials erected on an extended sidewalk made of red brick and granite. Each will feature small stone pillars twisting and leaning into each other in the center of the platform.


The pillars, which sit on a circle of different shades of granite, represent the lives lost in the marathon bombings, the Globe reported last month.

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On the outer circle, four 18-foot-tall glass light poles are encircled by bronze framework that overlaps and stretches upward. The light poles will surround the center stone pillars, and two trees will stand on either side of the memorial, the renderings show.

One stone will stand at the site of the first bomb, where Campbell was killed, and two stones at the site of the second bomb, where Richard and Lu were killed.

Pablo Eduardo, a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, was selected by the families of the victims to design the memorials. They are scheduled to be finished by 2020.

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