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Clark County to receive 1 October memorial recommendation

Clark County commissioners on Tuesday are expected to review a recommended memorial for the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting.

The seven-member 1 October Memorial Committee will present their recommendation of JCJ Architecture’s design to the commissioners during a 9 a.m. meeting in the Clark County Government Center. The commissioners are expected to vote on the recommendation during the meeting.

Tasked with finding a permanent memorial site separate from the Community Healing Garden in downtown Las Vegas, the seven-person committee was formed in 2019 and met monthly to accept creative expressions from the community, pick five architectural teams and choose jurors before they narrowed down their top choice last month to the team who will create the final memorial.

JCJ Architecture’s “Forever One” design includes an “Angel Wall” and 58 beams, or candles, to commemorate victims who died in the immediate hours following the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting at the Route 91 harvest festival — the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

The memorial will rest on 2 acres of land close to the shooting site, near Reno Avenue and Giles Street.

A “Tower of Light” will stand 58 feet tall, with the diameter of a “Remembrance Ring” also measuring 58 feet, according to renderings.

The committee told reporters last month that two other victims, women who died in 2019 and 2020 from their injuries in the shooting, also would be honored, but they did not specify how. The official death count recognized by the Metropolitan Police Department from the shooting is 60 people.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on X.

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