Total travel time: approximately 56 minutes. The Efforts to Preserve the A-Bomb Dome The A-Bomb Dome has been well preserved since it was bombed, however to protect the building from the weather, regular reinforcement and repairs with steel beams and resin injection are necessary.
When was the A Bomb Dome added to the Unesco World Heritage List?
December 1996 In December 1996 at UNESCOs 20th World Heritage Committee Convention in Merida, the Atomic Bomb Dome was listed as a World Heritage site being a building that communicates the total devastation caused by nuclear weapons.
How much destruction did the atomic bombs cause?
The uranium bomb detonated over Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 had an explosive yield equal to 15,000 tonnes of TNT. It razed and burnt around 70 per cent of all buildings and caused an estimated 140,000 deaths by the end of 1945, along with increased rates of cancer and chronic disease among the survivors.
How did the Atomic Bomb Dome survive?
Because the explosion was almost directly overhead, the building was able to retain its shape. The buildings vertical columns were able to resist the nearly vertical downward force of the blast, and parts of the concrete and brick outer walls remained intact.
Is the Atomic Bomb Dome still radioactive?
The radiation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki today is on a par with the extremely low levels of background radiation (natural radioactivity) present anywhere on Earth. It has no effect on human bodies.
How big is the damage of a nuclear bomb?
In a typical air burst, where the blast range is maximized to produce the greatest range of severe damage, i.e. the greatest range that ~10 psi (69 kPa) of pressure is extended over, is a GR/ground range of 0.4 km for 1 kiloton (kt) of TNT yield; 1.9 km for 100 kt; and 8.6 km for 10 megatons (Mt) of TNT.