Empire State Building, world landmarks go dark to honor Squirrel Hill synagogue victims
Near the top of the world, the victims of the massacre at a Squirrel Hill synagogue were honored Sunday night.
The Empire State Building announced via Twitter on Sunday that its tower lights would go dark to honor the 11 killed and six wounded at Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill on Saturday.
In sympathy for the victims of the attack in Pittsburgh, our tower lights will go dark tonight. Our mast will display an orange halo shining a light on gun violence awareness. : @isardasorensen pic.twitter.com/ulKFNUTl60
— Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) October 28, 2018
An orange halo appeared atop the tower to shine “a light on gun violence awareness.”
Paris’ Eiffel Tower also went dark to honor the victims.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris has turned off its lights in memory of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting pic.twitter.com/BeazAZPKPg
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 29, 2018
And in Jerusalem, a projection of solidarity with Pittsburgh was displayed on the Old City wall on Oct. 28.
People walk past a projection on the Old City wall in Jerusalem, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 in a commemoration of the victims of a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. https://t.co/cIZIbqME25 pic.twitter.com/kIKmfoaV7U
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 28, 2018
The entire facade of Tel Aviv’s municipal building, using window lights to become a large American flag.
— Tel Aviv (@TelAviv) October 27, 2018
Robert Bowers, 46, is suspected of killing 11 and wounding six, including four police officers, when he entered Tree of Life Congregation and opened fire.
He faces 29 federal charges, 22 of which are punishable by death, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said.