New York City’s Empire State Building lit like an ambulance siren amid coronavirus pandemic
The Empire State Building in New York City on Monday night was lit in honor of health emergency workers dealing with the coronavirus crisis.
Lights on the top of the iconic skyscraper were turned red, with white lights revolving around the pinnacle to resemble a siren.
New York’s Empire State Building was lit up like an ambulance siren on Monday night in tribute to medical workers fighting coronavirus.
The Empire State Realty Trust said the lights symbolized “America’s heartbeat and a siren of red and white”. https://t.co/sK9NGk0fgE pic.twitter.com/SuZa16b8EG
— CNN (@CNN) March 31, 2020
“Starting tonight through the COVID-19 battle, our signature white lights will be replaced by the heartbeat of America with a white and red siren in the mast for heroic emergency workers on the front line of the fight,” according to the building’s Twitter account.
[1/2] We’ll never stop shining for you.
Starting tonight through the COVID-19 battle, our signature white lights will be replaced by the heartbeat of America with a white and red siren in the mast for heroic emergency workers on the front line of the fight. pic.twitter.com/OYkblLTRHN
— Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) March 30, 2020
The Empire State Building frequently changes its light display to mark occasions, including going orange for gun violence awareness or dark for mass shootings. In 2016, it went red to mark President Trump winning the New York GOP primary.
New York has more coronavirus cases currently than any other state, including nearly a thousand deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
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