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The twin beams of light will shine on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

About the Tribute

Tribute in Light is a commemorative public art installation first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, from dusk to dawn, on the night of September 11. It has become an iconic symbol that both honors those killed and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York.

Assembled on the roof of the Battery Parking Garage south of the 9/11 Memorial, the twin beams reach up to four miles into the sky and are comprised of eighty-eight 7,000-watt xenon lightbulbs positioned into two 48-foot squares, echoing the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers. The installation can also be viewed from a 60-mile radius around lower Manhattan.

The presentation of Tribute in Light has been made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and Rechler Philanthropy.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum also acknowledges its Board Chairman Mike Bloomberg for his leadership and Governor Andrew Cuomo for providing health personnel and supervision to help ensure the Tribute in Light will be safely produced. Tribute in Light was conceived by several artists and designers who were then brought together under the auspices of the Municipal Art Society and Creative Time: John Bennett, Gustavo Boneverdi, Richard Nash Gould, Julian LaVerdiere, and Paul Myoda, with lighting consultant Paul Marantz.



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