Permanent memorial to October 1 Las Vegas shooting victims on horizon

Permanent memorial to October 1 Las Vegas shooting victims on horizon

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Sun
  • Grace Da Rocha, Las Vegas Sun
July 8, 2023 12:10 PM
  • Grace Da Rocha, Las Vegas Sun

From angel wings protruding into the sky from a concrete floor to giant horses scattered about the grounds, the 1 October Memorial could take shape in many different forms.

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The public won’t know which design will get the 1 October Memorial Design Committee’s approval until September, when the seven-member board will submit its design recommendation to the Clark County Commission.

But the five finalists in the selection process all have proudly displayed their design models inside the Clark County Government Center since early June.

As more places are building memorials to commemorate the lives lost in mass shootings across the country, architects are confronted with a new problem: how to present a meaningful and unique interpretation that does justice to the loss specific to a community.