BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With the installation of stone pillars representing Lu Lingzi, Martin Richard, and Krystle Campbell, the finishing touches to the Boston Marathon bombing memorial were added Monday morning.
The memorial sits at the two locations on Boylston Street where bombs exploded in 2013, killing those three and wounding hundreds of others.
Two stone pillars fused together represent Lingzi and Richard; a second represents Campbell.
The stones come from Franklin Park, Boston University, and Spectacle Island—locations that were important to the victims' families.
Each stone is centered inside four 22-foot bronze spires, which were installed in July.
Boston Marathon Bombing Memorial Unveiled On Boylston Street
The chiseled pieces of granite were designed by artist Pablo Eduardo, who attended the installation.
The spires are in a crescent formation with elaborate light fixtures, which Eduardo said represent "life, ideas."
"The bronze, I think, is the way we protect those things as best as we can, because life can change in such a violent way sometimes," he explained.
Once the final stone was positioned to perfection, assistant project manager Austin Cowell shouted proudly, and then exhaled.
"It's quite a bit of a relief," he said. "It's one of the smaller projects I've ever worked on, but probably one of the most stressful, just because of all the small, interworking pieces that we had to line up and coordinate."
Cowell said he hopes the memorial can be a place of remembrance.
"Just an absolute honor to say that I got to work on this," he said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports