The City of Boston is Preserving the Marathon Memorial.
Fleeting and forever, true to a city that won’t forget:
For all that the Copley Square memorial comprises so many ephemeral items, there’s nothing ephemeral about the motivation behind it, the refusal to forget. The memorial will come down, as it should, though there’s no hurry. The memory of it will remain strong.
The memorial images are composites, digitally stitched together from dozens of individual pictures taken in Copley Square on May 7. Photography by Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff; digital composition by Robert S. Davis/Globe Staff. Online panorama by Gabriel Florit/Globe staff.