Memorial honours victims of 2005 Tube bombings

A memorial to the victims of terrorist attacks on the London Underground on the 7th July 2005 has been unveiled in Hyde Park.

Designed by architect Carmody Groarke, the memorial takes the form of 52 stainless steel columns, one for each victim of the bombings.

The 3.5m columns, or “stelae”, have been installed in four clusters designed to remember the four bombings at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King’s Cross, and Tavistock Square.

It sits in the south east corner of Hyde Park, where it was officially unveiled this morning by the Prince of Wales, Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the families of the deceased.

In a statement, Carmody Groarke said: “We are proud to have been given the opportunity to help the bereaved families to create a fitting memorial to their loved ones. By working in close and constant consultation with them and the wider design team, we feel we have designed something that fulfils their brief to us: to create a memorial that allows for a collective experience as well as being a place of relative quiet for contemplation for the families and the wider public."

The design team featured architect Carmody Groarke, lead consultant and engineer Arup, and landscape architect Colvin and Moggeridge. The contractor was Walter Lilly and the 52 stelae were cast by Norton Cast Products. The sculptor Antony Gormley acted as an artistic consultant to the project.