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Eagle first to propose Twin Towers light tribute in 2001

September 11, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Brooklyn Eagle newspaper was the first to propose the 9/11 Twin Towers light tribute in 2001.
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Just over a month after Sept. 11, 2001, the staff of the Brooklyn Eagle decided to devote the front page to a suggestion for memorializing the victims of the terror attacks. It is believed to be the first public suggestion of such a use of light beams aimed skyward to form a fitting memorial image.

The Tribute in Light, which is now used as a memorial every year, is an art installation of 88 searchlights placed next to the site to represent the Twin Towers. The two beams of light run for 24 hours.

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