Darwin Centre: Indian Ocean Tsunami Memorial (2004)

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Natural History Museum – Darwin Centre

Following a massive earthquake in the Indian Ocean area on December 26th, 2004, a devastating Tsunami was triggered with waves reaching 100 meters in height, that laid waste to the coastal areas of 14 countries killing, around 280,000 thousand people. Indonesia suffered the most destruction, followed by Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. To date, this incident is considered the single-most deadliest natural disasters in recorded human history. Within the grounds of London’s Natural History Museum (NHM) there is a commemorative structure remember the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, made from a single 115 tonne block of stone sourced from a quarry in France, and designed as a respectful memorial by artists Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke. This process was guided from start to finish by Tsunami Support UK (TSUK).  The monument was unveiled during July, 2011.

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Reference:

https://www.dezeen.com/2011/07/06/indian-ocean-tsunami-memorial-by-carmody-groarke/

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