Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tribute in Lights to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 two beams of light pierce through the Manhattan night sky in tribute to the fallen in the Twin Towers...


In remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001, two beams of light were first lit on March 11, 2002 the six-month anniversary of the attacks. The two towers of light are composed of two banks of high wattage spotlights - 44 for each beam and point straight up from a lot next to Ground Zero. The twin beams of light recreate a ghostly image of the Twin Towers. The memorial was first turned on at 6:55 p.m. on March 11, 2002 by Valerie Webb, a 12-year-old girl who lost her father, a Port Authority police officer, in the attacks. Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Pataki were with Valerie when she flipped the switch.


For the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, the Tribute in Lights will be illuminated from dusk on September 11, 2011 until dawn on September 12, 2011. It is visible for many miles, and it has been reportedly seen from as far away as Rockland County (which is about an hour north of New York City).