Press Release Article


Date: Oct 06, 2015
Press Release Number: 152-2015

The George Washington Bridge and One World Trade Center spire to be lit pink tonight

Two of New York’s most iconic structures – the George Washington Bridge and the spire on One World Trade Center – will glow pink tonight, October 6, to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The 408-foot-tall spire on One World Trade Center will be link pink beginning at 6:27 p.m. tonight. And the 156 LED necklace lights on the George Washington Bridge also will glow pink tonight. The bridge’s lights will remain pink throughout the month of October.

Introduced 30 years ago to heighten awareness of the disease, and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, and cure, the color pink has become a symbol of solidarity for the breast cancer awareness movement.

Media interested in filming the spire on One World Trade Center can do so from any of the streets surrounding the site, including Church, Liberty, Greenwich and Vesey streets.

The George Washington Bridge’s necklace lighting can be filmed at either of the following New Jersey locations:

  • Fort Lee Historic Park, off Hudson Terrace just south of the bridge.
  • Rockefeller Overlook, north of Exit 1 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway North.

Port Authority crews changed the George Washington Bridge’s light coloring during routine maintenance to the bridge’s LED fixtures.

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