NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There was a tribute high above New York City Thursday night.

The Empire State Building was lit in tribute to those who’ve been infected with COVID-19.

The building was illuminated with a red light, symbolizing a heartbeat.

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Earlier this week, some residents expressed concern over a different and more dramatic red and white siren that lit up the spire. That display was intended to honor first responders.

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