HRM to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with Illumination of Glenview Historic Home as Part of Tribute in Light
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Hudson River Museum will illuminate the tower of Glenview historic home—the Museum’s 1877 Gilded Age home on the National Register of Historic Places—as an extension of Tribute in Light.
Glenview’s tower will be illuminated with sky-blue light on Saturday, September 11 from dusk to dawn. The illumination recalls the clear, blue color of the sky on that September morning 20 years ago. It has become an iconic symbol that both honors those we lost and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York.
The Museum’s illumination is part of a New York City–wide commemoration that intends to highlight how the arts and cultural landscape of the city remembers. Cultural institutions throughout NYC and beyond will be lighting their building facades or rooftops sky blue. This initiative is an extension of Tribute in Light—a commemorative public art installation with twin beams of blue light, echoing the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has partnered with NYC & Company and buildings throughout the city to light up their facades and rooftops in sky blue.
Director and CEO Masha Turchinsky states, “It’s powerful to be able to join together with cultural institutions throughout the New York region to honor the lives that were tragically lost on this day twenty years ago. It’s also our way to acknowledge and thank all those who rose up to help in whatever way they could during that tumultuous time.”
Tribute in Light was first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, from dusk to dawn, on the night of September 11. It was conceived by several artists and designers who were then brought together under the auspices of the Municipal Art Society and Creative Time: John Bennett, Gustavo Boneverdi, Richard Nash Gould, Julian LaVerdiere, and Paul Myoda, with lighting consultant Paul Marantz. Tribute in Light is produced by Michael Ahern Production Services.
Current participants include the Empire State Building, Bloomberg L.P., the Perelman Performing Arts Center, One World Trade Center, 7 WTC, the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Plaza, New-York Historical Society, The Oculus, Brookfield Place, New York City Hall, Governor’s Island, Edge, RXR Realty, Helmsley Building, Bank of America Tower, Alexandria Real Estate, Barclays Bank, Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Greater Ridgewood Historical Society – the Vander Ende Onderdonk Museum, NYC Fire Museum, Museum of the City of New York, National Lighthouse Museum, Alice Austen House, Pier 17 New York, Pier 16 New York, 55 Water Street, Con Edison, Hudson Yards, DSNY Salt Shed Complex, NY Hall of Science, Queens Borough Hall, QC New York Spa, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, JFK Air Traffic Control Tower, LGA West Parking Garage façade, Niagara Falls, Circle Line, NY Waterway, South Cove Marina, Bronx Terminal Market, The Shops at Columbus Circle, One Vanderbilt, 1515 Broadway, and the Times Square Ball.