Very Emotional Memorial Is Chosen To Honor 1 October Victims
It’s hard to believe, but we are approaching the six-year anniversary of one of the most devastating days in Las Vegas history. 1 October. Just writing that phrase makes me sad. However, from tragedy comes strength and inspiration. With that in mind, the Clark County 1 October Memorial Committee has recommended a permanent memorial project.
“Forever One” – The Proposed 1 October Memorial Project
The committee has chosen one of five submitted project designs for our community’s permanent memorial site. According to an article by Stephanie Overton on 8NewsNow.com, JCJ Architecture’s “Forever One Memorial” is the winning design. You can take a look at the entire proposed project and renderings of what it will look like by clicking here.
Overall, I must say, the renderings are breathtaking. As a matter of fact, I teared up quite a few times while reading the descriptions. By and large, the JCJ Architecture website explains the memorial’s design mission better than I can. “The proposed Las Vegas Memorial is to honor the 58 victims, support their families and survivors, and acknowledge all the emergency responders who assisted those in need that fateful night.”
Highlights Of The Project’s Design
For one thing, I really admire how the journey through the proposed 1 October Memorial begins. As you know by now, there were 58 shooting victims who died at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1, 2017. The “Forever One Memorial” journey will start with a 58-foot tall “Tower Of Light.” Even better, the tower will be visible from many points around the Las Vegas valley and along The Strip.
Particularly, I think the “Surround: 22,000 Points Of Light,” will also be a very emotional section of the memorial. There were approximately 22,000 concert-goers in the audience that fateful night. For that reason, there will be a 1,600-square-foot circular chamber. Inside, curved screens will display moving pixels of light. Per the JCJ Architecture website: “Each pixel can be a photo that has been uploaded by a family member or concertgoer that comprises the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival community.”
All in all, I believe our entire city is looking forward to experiencing this very moving tribute to the victims, their families and friends, and those who lived through that harrowing experience.