New York City commemorated the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Wednesday night, powering on nearly 100 7,000-watt xenon bulbs to illuminate into the sky two beams indicating where the Twin Towers once stood.
The powerful scene was captured by multiple photographers, including Recode editor Anthony Quintano.
[sharequote align="center"]“The tribute in light has always brought tears to my eyes..."[/sharequote]
“Even though I did not know anyone that was killed in these attacks, being a New Yorker and living through these attacks has made me feel as if I did lose someone,” he told TheBlaze. “The tribute in light has always brought tears to my eyes around this time of year and being a photographer I feel the need to express my emotion and pay my respects through my work.”
View the 11 Powerful Images:
Pretty incredible view from my roof tonight pic.twitter.com/B8UDEcuuGL— Steven Perlberg (@perlberg) September 11, 2014
The World Trade Centre Tribute in Lights in New Jersey to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 pic.twitter.com/OQSunIyepp— Derek Momodu (@DelDeGooner) September 11, 2014
As the Tribute in Lights came on a woman told her child, "the lights are the path all the people took to heaven" pic.twitter.com/9zP04pSpS5— Jennifer Brown (@JBroPhoto) September 11, 2014
Note: A Vine video that was previously in this story has been removed in favor of a more updated picture.
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