Lower Manhattan, New York City (WABC) — With beams of light shining across the night sky, Tribute in Light pays tribute to those who died on September 11, 2001.
It’s a very foggy night, but you can still see the lights coming out of the World Trade Center location.
Assembled on the roof of the Battery Parking Garage south of the 9/11 Memorial, the twin beams reach up to four miles in the air and consist of 88 7,000-watt xenon bulbs arranged in two 48-foot squares. increase. Orientation of the twin towers.
“One of the first installations used automated lighting fixtures and the sort of thing you see at a rock and roll concert, but it was a larger version,” says lighting designer Michael Hemmenway. increase. “And it ended up being the wrong answer because you couldn’t get the type of precision control you needed to create what you see behind.”
Originally located adjacent to ground zero, the designers soon realized they had to move it for best results.
“So we designed a custom installation and mounting enclosure that literally relies on screw threads to tilt the light left or right,” says Hemmenway.
On a clear night, the installation can be seen from a sixty-mile (60-mile) radius of lower Manhattan.
Lights up at sunset on September 11th and off at dawn on September 12th.
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