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At sites of terrorist atrocities, buildings become much more than physical edifices, they encapsulate place-associations and entrench symbolic meaning
Historically, memorials have honoured valiant heroes, but a social trend is emerging: to memorialise victims who were merely in the wrong place at the wrong time
The sheer volume of dead requires improved death infrastructure without the loss of physical space to mourn
Environmental, economic and cultural factors have all shaped funerary architecture throughout the ages
A sealed volume, the tomb has no interior – or if it does, you really don’t want to go there. The exterior, by contrast, is a screen onto which we project our hopes and fears about the other side of life