NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An annual tradition kicked off Tuesday on Fifth Avenue for Chanukah.

Workers assembled the world’s largest menorah at 59th Street in Midtown. It stands 36 feet tall.

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The youth organization Lubavitch will light the menorah each night of Chanukah, beginning Thursday.

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The organization says the lighting will take on added significance this year to honor New Yorkers lost during the pandemic and spread a message of hope and healing.

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