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Boston Marathon bombing memorial installation to wrap

Stones commemorating three victims of the 2013 terrorist attack will mark the end of a months-long process

The bronze spires of the Boston Marathon bombing memorial.
Workers install the memorial’s bronze spires in early July 2019.
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Workers will install three stones near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street beginning around 7 a.m. on Monday, August 19, the final pieces of a memorial to the victims of the 2013 terrorist attack there and its aftermath.

According to the Boston Globe, one stone will come from Franklin Park, which 8-year-old victim Martin Richard loved, while another will come from Boston University, where 23-year-old Lingzi Lu was enrolled, and a third will come from Spectacle Island, where 29-year-old Krystle Campbell worked.

There are also bronze bricks memorializing two police officers killed in the wake of the attack: M.I.T. officer Sean Collier and Boston Police Officer Dennis Simmonds. There are already four tall bronze spires in place as part of the memorial and cherry trees, which bloom ever early spring.

The $2 million project, which Pablo Eduardo designed, was supposed to wrap in April 2018, to mark the fifth anniversary of the bombing. Redesigns and other delays reportedly pushed that date back.