Memorial to July 7 bombings revealed

The final design for the permanent memorial to the 52 victims of the London bombings on 7 July 2005 has been revealed today, created by architect Carmody Groarke.

The final design for the permanent memorial to the 52 victims of the London bombings on 7 July 2005, created by architect Carmody Groarke, has been revealed today.



A spokesperson for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport says seven design teams were shortlisted after the project was put out to public tender.



Four were then interviewed before Carmody Groarke was chosen to begin the project in autumn last year.



Although Carmody Groarke was exclusively responsible for the design, other groups were involved in the project including engineering group Arup, which enlisted the help of landscape design company Colvin & Moggridge.



Sculptor Antony Gormley and communications consultancy Wordsearch also advised on the project.



The memorial’s design consists of 52 pillars, to represent each of the victims, grouped in interlinking clusters to reflect the four incidents.



It will be unveiled on 7 July 2009, and will be sited in the south east corner of London’s Hyde Park.


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