Kent Swig

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911 Tribute in Lights

911 Tribute of LightAs a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Art Society (MAS), I had the true honor and privilege to participate on September 8th, in reviewing the testing of the lights that comprise the Tribute in Lights to the victims of the 911 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Tribute in Light, presented annually by the Municipal Art Society and co-founded with Creative Time in 2002, shined from dusk on 9/11 to dawn on 9/12.   It was seen by millions of people in the New York area, as well as hundreds of millions more across the globe through the media.

Tribute in Light has become the most recognizable symbol of the extraordinary losses we suffered ten years ago, as well as the resilience of our great city.

As part of the 10th anniversary commemoration of  these tragic attacks, MAS once again sponsored the Tribute in Lights which was set up on top of a parking garage just a few blocks south of the World Trade Center.

Kent at 911 Tribute of LightThese pictures show the testing of the two light groups, each comprising 44 lights (88 in total) with each light emitting more than 7,500 amps and projecting over 3 miles high!

Beyond the sheer beauty of the lights, one is filled with the raw emotion of the tragedy of 911, and to stand next to this tribute is overwhelming. Clearly, we shall never forget what happened on 911.


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September 13, 2011 at 11:13 am

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