Landmarks across New York State lit up in blue last night in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday evening after a long battle with cancer.
Blue was chosen because it is “the color of justice and was reportedly Justice Ginsburg’s favorite color,” Cuomo’s office said.
Ginsburg was a New York native who was born right in the city in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
“As we mourn the loss of one of America’s most prominent and inspiring jurists, New York State will take a moment to celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her precedent-shattering contributions to gender equity, civil rights and jurisprudence,” Governor Cuomo said. “In honor of Justice Ginsburg, I am directing landmarks throughout our state to be lit blue, the color of justice. New Yorkers from all walks of life should reflect on the life of Justice Ginsburg and remember all that she did for our nation as we view these beautifully lit monuments tonight.”
The landmarks that lit up included:
One World Trade Center
Grand Central Terminal – Pershing Square Viaduct
H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
The New York State Education Department Building
Plus: the Albany International Airport Gateway, the Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, the Olympic Jumping Complex, the New York State Fairgrounds – Main Gate and Exposition Center, and the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
Just yesterday, Cuomo also announced a statue of Ginsburg would be erected in Brooklyn later this year as a way to memorialize her “life and legacy.”
featured image source: Governor Cuomo Press Office