NEW YORK— In a tribute to slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, several skyscrapers and city landmarks dimmed their lights Tuesday night to honor their lives.
The buildings agreed to participate in the five-minute memorial at the request of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Participating are: the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building. One World Trade Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza,Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, 4 Times Square and One Bryant Park.
"Our city is in pain. We ask all New Yorkers to turn their thoughts to our shared identity as New Yorkers and to honoring the memories of the two fine men we lost. Tonight, some of the greatest emblems of our city will dim their lights to honor our fallen police officers. Let us take these moments to reflect on our common values, and rededicate ourselves to moving this city forward together. We thank our fellow New Yorkers at each of these buildings and landmarks for joining us in this expression of remembrance,” de Blasio said in a statement.