Governor Hochul Announces State Landmarks to Be Lit and Flags to be At Half-Staff in Observation of 20th 9/11 Anniversary


13 State Landmarks to be Lit Blue on Sept. 11

Governor Hochul today announced that thirteen state landmarks will be lit blue and flags on state government buildings will be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Sept. 11 in remembrance of those who lost their lives on this day twenty years ago.

“Twenty years ago, nearly three thousand people lost their lives in the horrific and unprecedented acts of terror against our state and our nation on September 11, 2001,” Governor Hochul said. “We remember the victims and the brave first responders who lost their lives in the most unfathomable way, and we honor the survivors and victim’s families who were tragically impacted by the attack. We will continue to stand together stronger and united as one New York State.”

State landmarks to be lit include:

  • One World Trade Center
  • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
  • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
  • The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
  • State Fairgrounds – Main Gate & Expo Center
  • Albany International Airport Gateway
  • Kosciuszko Bridge (cover photo)
  • Grand Central Terminal – Pershing Square Viaduct
  • The “Franklin D. Roosevelt” Mid-Hudson Bridge
  • Niagara Falls
  • State Education Building
  • MTA LIRR – East End Gateway at Penn Station
  • The Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex