Madrid to unveil bomb memorial on anniversary

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3 November 2005, MADRID — Madrid to unveil bombing memorial on anniversaryThe monument will be unveiled on the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

3 November 2005

MADRID — Madrid to unveil bombing memorial on anniversaryThe monument will be unveiled on the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon said construction of the monument would start soon across from the Atocha railway station, site of the first explosion, and be completed in time for ceremonies on 11 March, 2006.

The monument's inauguration will take place during ceremonies marking the second anniversary of the Islamic extremist attacks that also wounded more than 1,500 others.

Nearly a year ago, a jury selected by Spanish development minister Magdalena Alvarez and Madrid's mayor agreed on a design for the monument, which will have a transparent structure and include many of the messages that citizens wrote after the attacks.

The memorial will be a sort of bubble made of different materials and illuminated from within with artificial light, yet allowing sunlight to tinge it during the day.

The monument will be inside a rotunda across from Atocha station at a spot that citizens turned into a makeshift memorial with candles, flowers and messages starting on the day of the attacks.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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