NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some of New York City’s most iconic buildings are being lit up Tuesday night to honor the 400,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19.
The Empire State Building is lit in pulsing red to symbolize a heartbeat.READ MORE: Stepfather Arrested In Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy In Harlem Apartment Building
It’s New York’s contribution to the first nationwide COVID-19 memorial to lives lost, which also includes ceremonies in Washington, D.C., and church bells ringing across the country.
The heart of NYC beats on tonight ❤
We join President-elect @JoeBiden in honoring all the American lives lost to COVID-19 with our dynamic red lights. #COVIDMemorial@aliciakeys 'Empire State of Mind’ light show plays at 9PM, synced on @z100NewYork.
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— Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) January 19, 2021
South Street Seaport was bathed in amber light as part of the memorial, and the spire on top of One World Trade Center was also shining bright.MORE NEWS: Gov. Cuomo: Dining Capacity At Restaurants Outside New York City To Be Increased To 75% Starting March 19
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