This year marks the 17th anniversary of 9/11. The Tribute in Light installation will be shining bright on Tuesday in remembrance of the largest terrorist attack to ever take place on U.S. soil.
“Tribute in Light” first debuted in March 2002, just six months after the attacks of September 11th. It was originally set up in a vacant lot across from Ground Zero, and has since been moved to the roof of a downtown parking garage. The tribute, which initially began as a temporary commemoration of the attacks, has since converted into an annual installation.
According to a spokesperson from the museum, the lights will appear over the city for a planned test on Monday night which will last only a few hours. On Tuesday, eighty-eight 7,000-watt light bulbs will be lit from sunset to sunrise. You can expect to see this touching installation as far away as 60 miles from Lower Manhattan on a clear day. The beams will reach up to four miles into the sky.
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