The lights of One World Trade Center’s 408-foot spire will be displayed in the green, white and red colors of the Italian flag on Thursday evening to honor victims of the earthquake in Italy, announced New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a press release on Thursday.
“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my condolences to the men, women and children who lost their lives from the earthquake that devastated Italy,” said Governor Cuomo. “The people of Italy have shown courage and resilience throughout this natural disaster, and New Yorkers continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”
More than 2.7 million Italian Americans live in New York state. Both of Cuomo’s parents are of Italian descent.