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25 Iconic NYC Buildings Will Light Up For COVID-19 Memorial Tonight

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

25 Iconic NYC Buildings Will Light Up For COVID-19 Memorial Tonight

Tonight, the country acknowledges and remembers the tragic loss of over 400,000 Americans to COVID-19.

It begins at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C., led by President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, to memorialize the lives lost during the pandemic as the first part of their inauguration tomorrow, January 20. You can watch LIVE here.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray will participate in the national “Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19” by delivering remarks at the Statue of Liberty at 5:30 p.m.

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool will be lit, and hundreds of towns and cities across the country will join in fellow illuminations and the ringing of church bells in a “national moment of unity and remembrance.”

“This city, and this country, have faced down extraordinary challenges in our shared history. And as we remember those we’ve lost to COVID-19, we must also remember that the strength and unity of our people has always helped us prevail,” said NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I’m honored to stand with Lady Liberty, a beacon of hope to the nation and the world, and look forward to brighter days to come.”

The full list of participating buildings, which the press release says will light up in “amber,” is below:

  • The Empire State Building
  • One World Trade Center
  • Three World Trade Center
  • Seven World Trade Center
  • One Bryant Park
  • One Five One
  • New York City Hall
  • Bronx Borough Hall
  • Queens Borough Hall
  • Staten Island Borough Hall
  • David N. Dinkins Municipal Building
  • Gracie Mansion
  • Times Square Tower
  • 51 Madison Ave.
  • Rockefeller Center
  • 601 Lexington Ave.
  • Brooklyn Army Terminal
  • 731 Lexington Ave.
  • South Street Seaport
  • The Shops at Columbus Circle
  • 1540 and 1535 Broadway
  • 44-28 Purves Street, Long Island City, NY
  • The Helmsley Building
  • Park Avenue Viaduct
  • One Vanderbilt

featured image source: Shutterstock

In other news: NYC Will Have An Official ‘Day Of Remembrance’ For NYers Lost To COVID-19