The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced (12/21/2009) that its Board of Directors has approved funding to ensure the continuation of ... (the) Tribute in Light (memorial program).
During its meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17th, the Board committed additional funding to ensure the continuation of the Tribute in Light, an arts installation that shoots two beams of light high into the night sky to commemorate those lost during the September 11th tragedies.
Universally embraced by the public since it was launched in March, 2002, the Tribute in Light can be seen from up to 25 miles away in any direction on a clear night.
This funding will ensure Tribute in Light continues through the tenth anniversary of 9/11 when the National September 11 Museum and Memorial is scheduled to open.
Municipal Arts Society Senior Vice-President Frank Sanchis said: "With the generous support of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, MAS has been able to produce the Tribute in Light for the past eight years. The Tribute can be seen by more than thirteen million people each year; it is a poignant memorial to those who perished on September 11, 2001, as well as to those who worked so hard to get our city through that terrible trial."
The Board approved $695,000 for Tribute in Light.