|Aerial view of Monument Complex|
|View of Monument from different angles|
Constn by M/S Concord Ltd.
Monument completed in 3 months
PWD team in action in 1982
former US prsident Jimmy Carter's visit in 1987
Monument complex is spread over an area of 34 hectares (84 acres) wrapped around by a green belt of 10 hectares (24.7 acre). Concrete is used for the monument tower while red bricks is used for other structures and pavements. Water pool and the platform for laying wreath are placed in front of the monument while mass-graves are on both sides. From the main gate one can see the monument axially, but to reach there one has to walk through different levels of red pavements and cross a lake - all these representing the struggle for independence.
The Public Works Department of the Government of Bangladesh undertook its construction in three phases from 1972 and completed in late ‘80’s. It was my fortune to be associated with this scheme as Supdt. Engineer for construction of the monument tower in 1982 which was completed in record time of 3 months by M/S Concord, using local technology of bamboo scaffolds. The site is a popular tourist spot and large number of locals and foreigners visit every day.