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Improvements Set for Pulse Gay Club Memorial

Friday Oct 13, 2017
The Pulse nightclub
The Pulse nightclub  (Source:AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

A memorial for a gay nightclub in Florida where a gunman killed 49 people is getting some temporary improvements as a step toward a permanent national memorial and museum.

Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma presented plans earlier this week to Orlando's city council, which voted up the improvements.
The interim memorial will provide areas to leave messages. The club's sign will be enhanced, and a new fence will be placed around the perimeter of the nightclub itself, which will remain standing for the foreseeable future.

Poma says she hopes the permanent memorial will initiate urban renewal in the area. Temporary improvements should begin in December and take about two months.

Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during a three-hour standoff at the nightclub before he was killed in a shootout with police officers in June 2016.

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  • Bob K, 2017-10-15 09:51:53

    I would prefer they were in my little bit so it looks different and keep it as a gay dance club so the bad guys did not win
    the memorial to death just seems like a bad idea to me... people who went to a dance club would rather be memorialized by more dancing and people having a good time


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