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: Police Searching For Driver After Man Seriously Hurt In Queens Hit-And-Run
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.
📷: zura(.)nyc/IG pic.twitter.com/ezz0gryJxFREAD MORE: G-7 Leaders Call For New Investigation Into COVID-19's Origins
— 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: NYPD: Suspect Punched, Robbed 13-Year-Old Boy In Elevator At Bronx Apartment Building
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