macabre display?

this recent story on fox 5 caught my eye.

apparently the atlanta fbi office has kept all of the evidence from the olympic park bombing case that they developed for a trial that never happened after eric robert rudolph pled guilty.

according to the article:

In a long hallway in Atlanta’s FBI headquarters there is a curious pay phone. The phone is the Atlanta pay phone Rudolph used to call in the bomb threat at Centennial Olympic Park.

and also:

here is also an ATF recreation of deadly Olympic Park bomb, pieced together from fragments found in the park. Next, there are ATF mock-ups of the two Sandy Springs bombs and The Other Side Lounge. All of the recreations show the similar timing devices used and the nails for shrapnel. A ripped up sign from the lounge parking lot demonstrates the bombs deadly intent.

Something you can’t appreciate by just looking at the recreation of the Olympic Park bomb is how heavy it is. The bomb has a steel shock plate, three steel pipes, all surrounded by nails.

i must admit that while i find this a tad macabre i am absolutely intrigued by it. i wonder if the stuff is on public display. i am planning on finding out and if so adding this to my list of field trips i need to take.

i will, of course, report back to all of you.

1 Comment so far

  1. Ben K (unregistered) on January 20th, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

    Someone should put this stuff at the Atlanta History Center’s Olympics exhibit.

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