The only pre-bombing building left standing in Hiroshima is the A-bomb Dome -
originally a commercial exhibition hall, during World War II it housed government
offices. Heavily damaged by the blast and the instantaneous fires that burned from
the ceiling down, the A-bomb Dome has been reinforced twice so that it may remain
standing as part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Photograph by Alisa Regelin '96