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Property owners turning NYC red, white and blue

Lower Manhattan property owners are turning the neighborhood red, white and blue in an effort to bolster moral as New York battles the corona virus.

Last Thursday night, One World Trade Center, Pier 17 at the Seaport District (pictured top), Brookfield Place, 111 and 115 Broadway, 55 Water Street and 20 Exchange Place lit up their lights in America’s colors. Other buildings have been joining in every day since.

Now buildings throughout the entire city are being  encouraged to follow suit and add their own “lights of hope.”

The #Lightsofhope at Brookfield Place

“This is a moment to band together, show pride in a tough time, and light up the Lower Manhattan skyline with hope,” said Jessica Lappin, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York.  “Whether it’s red, white and blue or with a single white beacon, buildings across Lower Manhattan will light themselves in honor of our determination to endure and recover.”

Saul Scherl, president of the New York Tri-State Region of The Howard Hughes Corporation, which lit up the South Street Seaport, said, “In this time of need, we as New Yorkers and Americans are looking for symbols of hope—both in our communities and across the country.

“We wanted to unite our community and light up the buildings of Lower Manhattan together to show our solidarity, our resiliency, and our persistent hope for the future.”


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