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9/11 Tribute in Light Returns to New York City on September 11, 2022

9/11 Tribute in Light Returns in 2022

The Tribute in Light will be back this year as a tribute to all the lives lost on September 11, 2001.

As in years past, the beams of light will shine straight into the sky from lower Manhattan and be visible for many miles within and beyond the city limits.

Those wishing to visit the Memorial Plaza in Lower Manhattan (located within the WTC complex) can do so after 3:00 pm. The plaza will close earlier that day for the sake of the commemoration ceremonies being carried out to honor the many lives lost on that fateful day 21 years ago. The plaza will close to the public at midnight.

The lights will be visible beginning at sunset and will fade away at dawn the following morning. Sunset is expected to occur at 7:11 p.m. that night. The lights are best viewed when it is completely dark.

The twin lights represent the original Twin Towers. Each Beam is comprised of 88 refrigerator-sized 7,000-watt xenon searchlights positioned in two 48-foot squares that echo the shape and orientation of the twin towers.

Tribute in Lights:

“”As an extension of Tribute in Light, for the 21st anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, 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. “Tribute in Lights” is a unique, but simple gesture of collective remembrance that will illuminate the city on the evening of the anniversary. Current participants include the following:

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.

Below is a photo gallery of photos taken in years past:

 

 

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