Pulse Nightclub Memorial Construction Begins


Pulse nighclub, where 49 people were killed and dozens injured in a mass shooting in June 2016, has begun its conversion into a memorial and museum.

Orange County Regional History Center staff members collected mementos and items from the old memorial to preserve them for the final project.

Construction crews removed the old fence around the building, which was the first time the public could see the building since the shooting.

Barbara Poma, the owner of Pulse, said that “it will be nice for Pulse to not look like a crime scene anymore, but a place that you can come and memorialize.”

A temporary fence and memorial will stand until the final design for the permanent memorial and museum is decided.