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Boundaries of imprecision : Hanoi Memorial Bike Infrastructure

An over-sized urban amenity whose organization is determined by the bombing radius that links target sites and unintended civilian strikes. This project is a monument to Hanoi’s “Victory over the B-52’s” during the Vietnam War. It demonstrates the imprecise nature that directly impacted the dense urban fabric. Hanoi was not bombed nearly as heavily as the rest of Vietnam and the Vietnam War saw major development in precision bombing. At the same time, there were insurgent defense mechanisms and strict air regulations on Hanoi specifically. The radius of error demonstrates that even in a highly controlled urban space with specific military targets, the entire civilian population was too under threat and the entire city was within a zone of danger. Imprecision was built within highly specific targets. With Hanoi’s massive bomb shelter campaign and the quick repair after bombing strikes, this impression was understood and lived within the city.