The Atomic Bomb Dome
You can see The Atomic Bomb Dome just in front of you when getting of the tram. It is designated as a World Heritage Site as a building which transmits the disastrous memory of the A-Bomb to the present day. It is now known by the name "The Atomic Bomb Dome" from its unique shape of the dome covering the ceiling, but before the war it was a structure called the "Hiroshima Encouragement Hall" which citizens were greatly proud of. At 8:15 am on August 6th 1945, the A-Bomb named "Little Boy" was dropped in the sky over Aioibashi Bridge just a couple of meters from there. This point, called "Ground Zero," was soon surrounded with the bomb's blast of 3,000 ℃ in a flash and those who were there, were vaporized in an instant, with not even their bones remaining. The reason why the dome could remain in such a fierce environment, is that it was constructed with steel, uncommon at that time, and the impact wave hit it from almost directly above because it stands very near to the center of the explosion.
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A short walk from Hiroshima Electric Railway Genbakudomemae Station
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