Empire State Building Dark; WTC Lit After Paris Attacks

NEW YORK (AP) -
One World Trade Center spire is lit up in blue, white and red, the French colors, in honor of dozens killed in the Paris attacks. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
One World Trade Center spire is lit up in blue, white and red, the French colors, in honor of dozens killed in the Paris attacks. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

The Empire State Building went dark Friday and Saturday nights in sympathy for the people of Paris.

The 102-story New York landmark was not lit up, while the nearby 408-foot spire atop One World Trade Center was lit both nights in the colors of the French flag. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the spire will remain lit blue, white and red on Sunday.

“We join them in mourning those who were killed, and in praying for those who were injured or lost loved ones,” he said. “And we continue to stand side by side with them in our commitment to a free and peaceful world.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio says an arch in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park was also illuminated with the French colors on Saturday.