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Orlando installs rainbow crosswalk near Pulse nightclub site

Orlando installs rainbow crosswalk near Pulse nightclub site

Orlando rainbow crosswalk Pulse nightclub

Crews have completed installation of a rainbow-colored crosswalk near the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando where a gunman killed 49 people in June 2016.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer confirmed the crosswalk plans during the City Council meeting on Monday. Crews completed the work by Wednesday morning, ahead of schedule, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

More than 2,700 people signed a petition requesting the crosswalk.

The rainbow crosswalk is part of the tributes set up by the city of Orlando. The onePulse Foundation, separate from the city council, is planning to make the shuttered nightclub a permanent memorial.

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Other interim upgrades include lighted benches, a new fence with murals, landscaped planters, an expanded walking area around the club and an area for reflection.

Dyer praised the plan for the temporary memorial, which he said would be ‘much more friendly … to the public that are coming there.’

Although the Pulse property has been closed to the public since the mass shooting, many visitors still come to the site on daily basis.

On 12 June 201, a gunman killed 49 people inside the club before he was killed in a shootout with police.

It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history until 1 October, when Stephen Paddock killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas.