NYC’s 9/11 Tribute Back On After Cuomo Steps In

Gothamist reports:

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum had announced Thursday that its annual Tribute in Light—the dual beams of light that commemorates the victims of the September 11th terror attacks—would not be lit on the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, with organizers citing the health risks of the pandemic to crews who help install the lights.

However, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will pay for additional health personnel to help the museum safely mount the tribute lights again.

Installation usually takes a crew of about 30 technicians, electricians, and stagehands 10 days before the lights are turned on. There are 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs placed in two 48-foot squares, which can be seen up to 60 miles away.