Orlando to Buy Pulse Nightclub for Memorial

The city of Orlando on Monday reached a deal to purchase the remains of the Pulse nightclub for $2.25 million in order to transform it into a memorial for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “There are lots of people that are making a visit to the site part of their trip, part of their experience of Orlando, so I think 12 to 18 months of leaving it as-is would be appropriate,” said Mayor Buddy Dyer. Before that transition, the city will ask the community to contribute ideas for what the memorial will look like. Dyer said the city hopes to “create something to honor the memory of the victims that are deceased [and] those that were injured, and a testament to the resilience of our community.”