Hiroshima’s Genbaku Dome Remains Standing After 1945 Atomic Blast

ByRick Deutsch

Hiroshima’s Genbaku Dome Remains Standing After 1945 Atomic Blast

 

The only building to survive the atom bomb in 1941.

The only building to survive the atom bomb in 1941.

This dome at Hiroshima, Japan is one of the only structures that survived the atomic bomb on August 3, 1945. The Enola Gay, a B-29, dropped the first atom bomb every used in war. The plane is currently on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum at the Udvar-Hazy Dulles Annex in Chantilly, VA..

The Hiroshima Prefectural Products Exhibition Hall (Genbaku Dome) survived because the bomb as detonated at 1900 feet – directly above the dome and the force travelled down on the structure. It’s guiders were able to withstand this vertical force. Other building were blown down from the angular force. 80,000;  almost half the population. The city had 340,000 before the bomb. About 69% of the city’s buildings were completely destroyed.

Today the Memorial park is a somber experience. the on-sire museum gives the entire story. 3-day later, the US dropped a nuclear bomb on Nagasaki. These prompted the Japanese to surrender, saving millions of Allied and citizen lives had an invasion took place. this ended World War 2 in the Pacific. Japan is currently a strong ally of the United States.

 

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    john madisonPosted on8:12 pm - Aug 20, 2013

    It happened in 1945.

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