Outstanding Universal Value. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) is the only structure left standing near the hypocenter of the first atomic bomb which exploded on 6 August 1945, and it remains in the condition right after the explosion.
What building survived Nagasaki?
In 2016, the government collectively designated the hypocenter and four ruins in Nagasaki — the former Shiroyama National School building, which survived the bombing but only part of which now remains; the Sanno Shrines second torii gate standing on a single pillar; the former belfry of the Urakami Cathedral; and a ...
Why were the Japanese tearing down houses in Hiroshima?
The Japanese city of Hiroshima plans to knock down two buildings that survived the 1945 atomic bomb - but some locals want them preserved as landmarks. And - as the buildings are not in use, and are not open to the public - the local government decided they should be demolished by 2022.
Why was Hiroshima targeted and not Tokyo?
Hiroshima was chosen because it had not been targeted during the US Air Forces conventional bombing raids on Japan, and was therefore regarded as being a suitable place to test the effects of an atomic bomb. On the morning of 9 August, the Americans dropped a second, bigger atomic bomb.