World Trade Center Lights to Show Belgium’s Colors

NEW YORK (AP) -
The lights of the Empire State Building are darkened in honor of the victims of the Belgium attacks in Brussels, at the Manhattan borough in New York, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
The lights of the Empire State Building are darkened in honor of the victims of the Belgium attacks in Brussels, at the Manhattan borough in New York, Wednesday night. (Reuters/Stephanie Keith)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed One World Trade Center be displayed in the Belgium colors of black, yellow and red to show solidarity with the nation following attacks that killed dozens of people in Brussels.

Cuomo released a statement Tuesday saying New York “stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Belgium and the rest of the world in rejecting hate and extremism.”

Cuomo says he’s also stepped up security at high-profile locations around the state, including airports, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems. The New York City Police Department has also increased security throughout the city.

Uptown, the Empire State Building spire remained dark Tuesday night in sympathy with the victims.