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Similar to some German cities' postwar reconstruction efforts, Hiroshima has used modern architecture to communicate the politics and narrative of its people. While most of the city was rebuilt with a modern lilt, the Hiroshima Commercial Exhibition Hall, severely damaged in the bombing, was kept as a memorial to the war. Commonly referred to as the A-bomb Dome, the building sits at the tip of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a sprawling area of green grass, community centers and various monuments. It is a tranquil respite in the center of the city, dedicated to the legacy of the atomic bomb, the memory of war and the hope for peace.
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