ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is growing and it continues to be a site for those who are grieving. However the city is now faced with a tough question: what happens when all the crowds die down?
The memorial started soon after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub and people continue to visit, and in turn, make it bigger. Now many are beginning to wonder what will happen to it in the long term.
Currently the memorial is filled with flowers, candles, and messages of hope following the tragedy. The tribute covers a large swath of the lawn in front of the Dr. Phillips Center.
Right now DPAC is not quite sure what the future holds for the memorial. Officials say the historical society may want to preserve some of it and there is talk of a possible memorial sculpture.
In the meantime the memorial serves as a reminder of the community's strength. The city of Orlando has also begun talking about a permanent memorial, but there are no specific proposals yet.
A city spokesperson says leaders want to wait a few more weeks until they are sure the victims and their families are taken care of.