Tribute in Light: 9/11 Memorial 2010

The Municipal Art Society of New York, co-founder of Tribute in Light:

Comprising 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs positioned into 48-foot squares that echo the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers, Tribute In Light is assembled each year on a rooftop close to the World Trade Center site. The illuminated memorial reaches 4 miles into the sky and is visible from as far as 30 miles away. The two arrays cast the strongest shaft of light ever projected from earth into the night sky.

Responses to a New York Times story on the tribute:

As someone who was present on Sept. 11th (in a high school 1 1/2 blocks away) I am pleased to know that the lights will be shining brightly once again. It is strangely comforting to see them once a year.

Please share with Mr. Cipolla, the Municipal Art Society, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and Con Ed that this amazing, silent and humble tribute is greatly appreciated by New Yorkers whose lives have been touched by the tragedy that occured there 10 years ago. We wish for them to continue this wonderful display in perpetuity.

The photo above was taken Wednesday night from the Lower East Side. The lights were being tested in preparation for the memorial lighting tonight.


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Tribute in Light: 9/11 Memorial 2010

The Municipal Art Society of New York, co-founder of Tribute in Light:

Comprising 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs positioned into 48-foot squares that echo the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers, Tribute In Light is assembled each year on a rooftop close to the World Trade Center site. The illuminated memorial reaches 4 miles into the sky and is visible from as far as 30 miles away. The two arrays cast the strongest shaft of light ever projected from earth into the night sky.

Responses to a New York Times story on the tribute:

As someone who was present on Sept. 11th (in a high school 1 1/2 blocks away) I am pleased to know that the lights will be shining brightly once again. It is strangely comforting to see them once a year.

Please share with Mr. Cipolla, the Municipal Art Society, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and Con Ed that this amazing, silent and humble tribute is greatly appreciated by New Yorkers whose lives have been touched by the tragedy that occured there 10 years ago. We wish for them to continue this wonderful display in perpetuity.

The photo above was taken Wednesday night from the Lower East Side. The lights were being tested in preparation for the memorial lighting tonight.


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