Boston Marathon victims memorial closer to 'summer' completion

Boston Marathon victims memorial closer to 'summer' completion

BOSTON — The markers designed to remember the lives lost on April 15, 2013 in the Boston Marathon bombings are moving closer to completion and the mayor will be giving a peek into the foundry where the memorial is being built next week.

A tent along Boylston Street covers the work in progress to mold, cut and construct the first marker designed by Pablo Eduardo, the artist chose by the families of the victims to design and build the memorial.

The markers are not expected to be completed by this year's Boston Marathon, but the city is planning to unveil them sometime "this summer."

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The update was given as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was set to unveil the 2019 Boston Marathon banners that would festoon the streets of Boston for the spring season.

The city also unveiled a video showing progress on the pieces of the memorial before they come together. The video gives you a look inside the tent where the marker is being cut, sculpted and laid into place.