Tribute in Light

Tribute in Light

Tribute in Light is a commemorative public art installation first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, from dusk to dawn, on the night of September 11. It has become an iconic symbol that both honors the victims and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York.

Assembled each year on the roof of the Battery Parking Garage near the World Trade Center site, the twin beams reach up to four miles into the sky and are comprised of 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs positioned into two 48-foot squares, echoing the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers.

On 9/11, the 9/11 Memorial Plaza is open to the public from 3 p.m. to midnight for the viewing of Tribute in Light, but the installation can also be viewed within a 60-mile radius from lower Manhattan.

Tribute in Light was conceived by several artists and designers who were then brought together under the auspices of the Municipal Art Society and Creative Time: John Bennett, Gustavo Boneverdi, Richard Nash Gould, Julian LaVerdiere, and Paul Myoda, with lighting consultant Paul Marantz.

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