Many readers have spotted the "Tribute in Light" lights beaming from lower Manhattan. The lights are being test for this Saturday's ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. "Tribute in Light," which pays tribute to all those who were lost on 9/11, will officially go on at sunset on Saturday, September 11, 2010 and will face away at dawn on September 12.

The lights are at West and Morris Streets but can be seen from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. The "Tribute in Ligh"t was designed by artists Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda, architects John Bennett and Gustavo Bonevardi of PROUN Space Studio, architect Richard Nash Gould, and lighting designer Paul Marantz and produced by the Municipal Art Society and Creative Time—it was first seen in March 2002 for a month and then became part of the September 11 anniversary fabric. In 2002, Bonevardi wrote about project, "We're not reconstructing the towers in their original size, but the distance between the two squares of light is the same as the distance between the actual towers. So in effect, we're not rebuilding the towers themselves, but the void between them."

The funding of the display for this year and next was in question, but it was announced earlier this year that it would shine in 2010 and 2011.