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Tribute in light

"We want the lights to be on, we understand what an important memorial it is. When the birds are trapped and they're coming in low and exhausting their energy trapped in the beams, it's incredibly upsetting."
On September 11, 2001, 2,977 people died in New York City, Shanksville, PA, and Washington, D.C.
Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden will attend the 9/11 Memorial Museum Ceremony while Vice President Mike Pence will attend the Tunnel to Towers ceremony.
The Tribute In Light had been cancelled because organizers had concerns about staff being able to mount the installation properly during the pandemic.
“The health risks during the pandemic were far too great."
The tribute produces two vertical columns of light meant to signify the Twin Towers rising high above the Manhattan skyline.
The Tribute in Light returns, and the WTC Transit hub's oculus will open.
The annual memorial is helping scientists understand the ways in which light pollution is impacting the behavior of nocturnal animals.
The NYC Audubon was on scene to monitor migrating birds last night, and asked the Tribute in Light's organizers to turn off the lights a couple times.
The lights will appears around sunset and then fade into the morning.
Artificial light has a way of confusing birds.
The Tribute in Light was first illuminated on March 11, 2002, to mark the six-month anniversary.
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