Why is it cancelled? The Blue Lights symbolizing the Twin Towers attacked by Muslim terrorists have lit up the NYC skyline since right after 9/11 in 2001, and have continued to be lit up on every 9/11 anniversary. The lights can be seen all over Manhattan and along the coast of New Jersey, so people don’t have to gather in large groups to see the display.
NY Post The iconic Lower Manhattan 9/11 memorial display that features twin beams of light to honor victims of the terror attacks will not shine this year over coronavirus concerns, organizers said Thursday.
The annual “Tribute in Light” display requires a large crew to pull it off, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum said on its website, posing health risks this year that “were far too great.”
The museum said it was an “incredibly difficult decision” to nix the lights, but announced an alternative citywide initiative to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The new plan, dubbed the “Tribute in Lights,” will feature buildings across the city lighting up their facades and spires in blue on 9/11. (Who came up with this one – DeBlasio’s dumbass wife?)