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In honor of Pride Week, which culminated with the Pride March on June 25th, landmarks across New York City (and the United States) lit up in rainbow lights this past weekend. Alongside the expected display from the Empire State Building, other structures in the city — including the spire of One World Trade Center, the Kosciuszko Bridge, and City Hall — radiated with the colors of the pride flag.
June 24, 2017 “Pride Month reminds us that the fight for LGBT rights is not yet won, but that we can be proud as a city to have blazed the trail,” said Mayor de Blasio in a statement. “Now more than ever, we need to come together and celebrate the contributions that the LGBTQ community has made to both our city and country. These displays serve as a profound symbol of a painful past, a hopeful future and the transformative change that happens when New Yorkers take action.”
On June 23rd, the Kosciuszko Bridge and One World Trade Center’s spire also lit up in the colors of the transgender flag in honor of Trans Day of Action, a rally held annually in New York City in late June. In addition, the crosswalks on Christopher Street (near the Stonewall Inn) were painted over with the colors of the rainbow, just in time for the Pride March, and colorful decals were laid along the route down Fifth Avenue, between 36th and 24th streets. Meanwhile, over on the Lower East Side, Untapped Cities contributors and photographers James and Karla Murray caught sight of Ian Schrager’s new Public Hotel following suit, and across the United States, landmarks like Montrose Houston in Texas, the Lowry Bridge in Minneapolis, Portland City Hall in Oregon and others all displayed rainbow-themed lights in honor of LGBT Pride. Check out photos here. Next, check out NYC and World Buildings Lit Green Last Night to Support Paris Climate Change Accord and read about How are the Lights on the Empire State Building Determined.— City of New York (@nycgov) June 25, 2017