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 World Trade Center Performing Arts Center, One World Trade Center, The Oculus, Brookfield Place, New York City Hall, RXR Realty buildings, the Helmsley Building, the Bank of America Tower, Barclays Bank U.S. Headquarters, One Vanderbilt, Queens Museum, NY Hall of Science, Queens Borough Hall, Niagara Falls, MTA Long Island Railroad East End Gateway at Penn Station, the H. Carl McCall SUNY Building, Empire State Plaza in Albany, the State Education Building, the Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, the New York State Fairgrounds, Albany International Airport Gateway, the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex, JFK Air Traffic Control Tower, LGA West Parking Garage Façade, and bridges throughout the state including the Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bride, Kosciusko Bridge, Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Fairport Lift Bridge, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge.
All displays will light from dusk to dawn Sunday, September 11 – Monday, September 12.