News World Trade Center, City Hall will light up orange for Gun Violence Awareness Month The World Trade Center spire will be lit orange on Thursday night in honor of Gun Violence Awareness Month. Photo Credit: Getty Images / John Moore By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated June 30, 2016 4:06 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email New York will be sending a message against gun violence from the top of the world Thursday night. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered that the World Trade Center’s spire be lit orange in honor of Gun Violence Awareness Month and the victims of shootings. Mayor Bill de Blasio also is marking the month by lighting City Hall Orange Thursday night. He will also hold a town hall in Brooklyn about the subject. “By lighting City Hall orange, we reiterate our pledge to combat gun violence and promote common-sense legislation that will save lives throughout this city and this nation,” he said. Three years ago, the state passed several gun control laws including expanded background checks and a ban on assault rifles, and the governor said national action was long overdue. “The failure of the federal government to act on gun violence is not only appalling, but dangerous,” Cuomo said in a statement. By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.