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Downtown Manhattan properties brighten skyline with “Lights of Hope”

Photos courtesy of Berlin Rosen

BY BETH DEDMAN

One World Trade Center and Brookfield Place lit up the Downtown Manhattan skyline with red, white and blue to signify hope March 19. 

The property owners wanted to offer a symbol of hope and strength in the midst of the global health crisis and encourage other buildings to join. 

“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,” said Saul Scherl, President of the New York Tri-State Region of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “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.”

Buildings throughout the entire city are encouraged to follow suit and add their own “lights of hope” to be displayed for the next few weeks. 

“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.”

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