Tribute to Light is made from Lower Manhattan to commemorate the 19th anniversary of 9/11


Two powerful columns of light are smiling into the sky from Lower Manhattan this evening to represent the fallen twin towers of the World Trade Center attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001.

The coronavirus epidemic meant that normal ceremonies undergo changes that are traditionally held on a tragic date.

In New York, the annual tribute was almost canceled after the 9/11 Memorial and Museum said the installation team was at risk of the virus, until the uproar restored the tribute.

The cancellation angered some of the victims’ relatives, police and fire unions and politicians, who noted that it was considered safe to reopen construction sites around the city months ago.

The fire department urged members to drop supervision of the 2001 attacks that killed 2,977 people, about 350 of them firefighters.

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Tribute in Light shines above Manhattan in New York to mark the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attack

Rays of light shine above a huge pool in the night sky that sits in the 'footprints' of the original towers

Rays of light shine above a huge pool in the night sky that sits in the ‘footprints’ of the original towers

The Statue of Liberty is seen as a tribute in Manhattan, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

The Statue of Liberty is seen as a tribute in Manhattan, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

Tributes in the light are seen from Brooklyn as reflections of the Brooklyn Bridge and East River in the foreground

Tributes in the light are seen from Brooklyn as reflections of the Brooklyn Bridge and East River in the foreground

Tribute to the Light, two vertical columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center shine against the lower Manhattan horizon, as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey

Tribute to the Light, two vertical columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center shine against the lower Manhattan horizon, as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey

After the Tunnel to Towers Foundation said it would hold a demonstration on its own, former Governor Andrew Cuomo, the billionaire president of the Memorial, and former Mayor Mike Bloomberg stepped in to keep the memorial-sponsored lights on.

Cuomo said in a statement, “This year it’s particularly important that we all appreciate 9/11 and lose lives, and the heroism displayed as a New Yorker once again confronts a common enemy. have to do.”

‘I understand the museum’s concern for health and safety, and appreciate their reconsideration. The state will provide health workers to supervise to ensure that the event is conducted safely, as well as to properly honor 9/11. We’ll never forget.’

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum's annual Tribute to Light was initially canceled earlier this year due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.  However, New York government Andrew Cuomo reversed the decision, declaring that the state would provide supervision to maintain health workers and lighting

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum’s annual tribute to light was canceled earlier this year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. However, New York government Andrew Cuomo reversed the decision, declaring that the state would provide supervision to maintain health workers and lighting

The Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center are seen as homage at the Light Shine in downtown Manhattan

The Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center are seen as homage at the Light Shine in downtown Manhattan

Rosé is seen as a tribute on the 9/11 Memorial, a tribute to the Light Art installation in the sky above Manhattan on Friday night

Rosé is seen as a tribute on the 9/11 Memorial, a tribute to the Light Art installation in the sky above Manhattan on Friday night

New York Fire Department (FDNY) firefighters stand on their trucks outside the 9/11 Memorial as the Tribute in Light art installation flashes across the sky above Manhattan

New York Fire Department (FDNY) firefighters stand on their trucks outside the 9/11 Memorial as the Tribute in Light art installation flashes across the sky above Manhattan

Relatives of some of the victims say they understand that the Zero Observance has to be changed in a year, when so much.

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum also revoked its tradition of reading the names of relatives’ dead alouds and instead offered recordings to those gathered on the World Trade Center site.

According to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the twin beams of light are made up of 88 7,000-watt xenon lightbulbs located in two 48-foot squares – an echo of the shape and orientation of the twin towers.

The lights span four miles in the sky, and can be seen from a 60-mile radius around Lower Manhattan.

The Tribute in Light shines in the evening on Friday, and will illuminate the night sky in the night on Saturday.

The heist and glass towers of lower Manhattan's financial center are seen, smiling dwarfs ascending in the Tribute of Light.

The heist and glass towers of lower Manhattan’s financial center are seen, dwarfed by rising beams in the Tribute of Light.

A white rose appears on the 9/11 Memorial as the Tribute in Light Art installation shines in the night sky

A white rose appears on the 9/11 Memorial as the Tribute in Light Art installation shines in the night sky

Lower Manhattan buildings are fully impressed with tributes in light towing above the city's iconic skyline

Lower Manhattan buildings are fully impressed with tributes in light towing above the city’s iconic skyline

Another scene of homage moving from the East River to Brooklyn, overlooking downtown Manhattan

Another view of the tribute, moving from the East River to Brooklyn, is in downtown Manhattan

The Tribute in Light is like the photos seen from the New York Borough of Queens

The Tribute in Light is like the photos seen from the New York Borough of Queens

As part of the Lady Liberty tribute, two powerful beams of light have images directly holding their golden torches in the center

As part of the Lady Liberty tribute, two powerful beams of light have images directly holding their golden torches in the center

People take time to watch the tribute on the 19th anniversary of the attacks, as seen from Jersey City across the Hudson River

From Jersey City across the Hudson River, people take time to watch the tribute on the 19th anniversary of the attacks

Lights can be seen even a few miles away as they illuminate the night sky in the country's largest city.

Lights can be seen even a few miles away as they illuminate the night sky in the country’s largest city.

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