The USS Arizona Memorial, built-in 1962 to recognition the fir,177 mariners and marines who died aboard the USS Arizona throughout the bombing of Pearl Harbor, closed indefinitely on May 27th, only one previous day Memorial Day.
Concerns began earlier this year whenever a transportation operator reported cracks on the outside of from the memorial, close to the pier and customer loading ramp. Following the Park Service discussed that which was initially said to be a comparatively easy fix having a group of structural engineers, more extensive issues concerning the memorial’s foundation put together. Based on an announcement released through the Park Service, “the period of time required to implement the repairs is unknown.” Although the reason for these damages hasn't yet been identified, it’s worth noting the USS Arizona Memorial was built-in 1962 and sees 4,000 to five,000 visitors daily.
Even though the memorial is presently closed, the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center remains open for business. Visitors can continue to watch the documentary film, then have a harbor tour of Battleship Row in close closeness towards the USS Arizona Memorial. Bookstores, gift shops and also the Pearl Harbor museums will also be open, combined with the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and also the Off-shore Aviation Museum.