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Location DB > Japan > Hiroshima > Toranomon > Prefectural Industrial Products Hall > At Night > hall.jpg

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The hall and dome at night.

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Posted by IIVQ 6/17/2005 12:46 PM | remove
Posted by JavaDog 7/25/2005 8:14 PM | remove
Posted by Axle 8/6/2005 11:20 PM | remove
Posted by followthewhiterabbit 10/7/2005 8:36 AM | remove
  i need a history lesson, how does an a bomb drop in the middle of that and still there is something standing?
Posted by Tupsumato 10/7/2005 12:51 PM | remove
  Even though Little Boy was a nuclear bomb, it wasn't that powerful. And after all, nukes aren't as "allmighty" as you might think.

And Japanese are good builders... ;)
Posted by maxt 10/27/2005 3:49 PM | remove
  They didn't drop The Bomb directly on it...the target was actually a bridge across the river. This was just about the only structure (besides a bank vault) that was still left standing withing a mile or two.
Posted by TurboZutek 12/12/2005 12:00 AM | remove
  This building was very likely baked by the heat - which allowed it to remain upright.

Depending on construction and water content - this process may have made it stronger - like a vase in a kiln.
Posted by videonerd 1/9/2006 7:21 AM | remove
  I was surprised when I took the picture too! It's in RAW format from my Canon S50 P&S camera. I just put it on the tripod and let it go.

FWIW, Nuclear bombs actually explode in the air, before impact, so the bomb was right over the dome when it detotnated. The force was outward from the dome into the surrounding region, and therefore the building was "spared."
Posted by vent 3/28/2006 7:20 PM | remove
  Very sadly, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was about a 10th the size of the current nuclear weapons we have now...:-<
Posted by hjstom 12/1/2006 11:45 PM | remove
Posted by Hlywud 3/18/2007 8:01 AM | remove
  Wow that's stunning
Posted by Blackbird 8/14/2007 8:35 PM | remove
  And the Russians made one that was pretty big as well (http://en.wikipedi...zar_bomba#Analysis)
Posted by sammi 4/30/2008 4:13 PM | remove
  I got a few awesome shots of this place
but none as awesome as this!
Posted by Carrier_X 10/10/2008 12:02 AM | remove
  Great photograph, really just beautiful.
Posted by winebeast 11/30/2008 6:22 AM | remove
  I went and saw this last week, there was people everywhere.
Posted by RiddimRyder 11/29/2010 11:23 PM | remove
  wow..that's awesome!!
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