Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that One World Trade Center’s 408-foot spire be lit in the colors of the French flag this evening, April 16, in solidarity with the people of France and the Catholic community following the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.

“Our hearts ached as we watched a devastating fire ravage one of the world’s most sacred and celebrated religious monuments. The Notre Dame Cathedral’s centuries of history, art and iconic architecture are irreplaceable, and we are deeply grateful to the brave first responders who worked diligently to extinguish the flames and save portions of this significant piece of French and Catholic history.

“New York stands in solidarity with the people of France and Catholics worldwide who are mourning this tremendous loss. Today, I am directing that One World Trade Center be lit in the colors of the French flag as a tribute to the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral.”

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