Empire State Building Lights Up Red to Honor First Responders


The Empire State Building as seen Monday evening, illuminated to honor First Responders.

Since 1976, the Empire State Building, which is owned by the Empire State Realty Trust, has created a tradition of using its tower lights to recognize various occasions and organizations. Monday evening, they used that tradition to recognize and honor First Responder.

When asked, Greenwich resident Peter Malkin, chairman emeritus of Empire State Realty Trust, told the Greenwich Sentinel “We are doing this to salute all the heroes on the frontlines fighting this pandemic. Even though we are staying home and staying safe, we are coming together as a community. The iconic Empire State Building will continue to illuminate the spirit of New York.”

New York City has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

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