Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11 Tribute in Light

To honor the 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001, two bright lights are currently piercing the New York City skyline, where the World Trade Towers once stood.

As on each of the ten anniversaries since the Sept. 11 attack, New York has illuminated the sky with its Tribute Lights. This tribute in lights is made up of eighty-eight 7,000 Watt light bulbs which are visible up to 60 miles away when illuminated.

This year, the lights have company in the form of One World Trade Center, also know as the Freedom Tower. The Freedom Tower is still under construction, but when it's completed (estimated date in 2013) it will be 1,776 feet high and have 82 floors. It will be the tallest building in Manhattan. The tower will be part of a larger memorial complex, which will include two depressed fountains where the original towers stood, as well as a museum and a monument to those who lost their lives.

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EMNM said...

Beautiful!! really nice pics

Anonymous said...

love those lights, amazing!!!