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Landmarks Across NYC Will Light Up In Blue Tonight To Commemorate 20th Anniversary Of 9/11

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Landmarks Across NYC Will Light Up In Blue Tonight To Commemorate 20th Anniversary Of 9/11

Nearly 50 New York buildings will join “The Tribute In Light” this year to illuminate the sky blue.

The “Tribute In Light” has been a tradition that first started six months after the September 11th attacks in 2001, and, as the museum says “has become an iconic symbol that both honors those killed and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York.” In the display, two beams are projected four miles into the sky, mirroring the Twin Towers that were destroyed. It can be seen viewed from a 60-mile radius around lower Manhattan.

And this year, “the 9/11 Memorial & Museum has once again partnered with NYC & Company and buildings throughout the city to light up their facades and rooftops in sky blue.”

Participating buildings include the Empire State Building, Bloomberg L.P., the Perelman Performing Arts Center, One World Trade Center, 7 WTC, the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Plaza, New-York Historical Society, The Oculus, Brookfield Place, New York City Hall, Governor’s Island, Edge, RXR Realty, Helmsley Building, Bank of America Tower, Alexandria Real Estate, Barclays Bank, Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Greater Ridgewood Historical Society – the Vander Ende Onderdonk Museum, NYC Fire Museum, Museum of the City of New York, National Lighthouse Museum, Alice Austen House, Pier 17 New York, Pier 16 New York, 55 Water Street, Con Edison, Hudson Yards, DSNY Salt Shed Complex, NY Hall of Science, Queens Borough Hall, QC New York Spa, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, JFK Air Traffic Control Tower, LGA West Parking Garage façade, Niagara Falls, Circle Line, NY Waterway, South Cove Marina, Bronx Terminal Market, The Shops at Columbus Circle, One Vanderbilt, 1515 Broadway, and the Times Square Ball.


All displays will light from dusk to dawn Saturday, September 11 – Sunday, September 12.

In other news: Empire State Building Will Light Up Blue Saturday Night In Memory Of 9/11