- New York's One World Trade Center Spire to Light up in Tribute to Notre Dame - Governor
New York's One World Trade Center Spire To Light Up In Tribute To Notre Dame - Governor
The spire of the One World Trade Center building in New York will be lit in the colors of the French flag in a symbol of solidarity following the devastating fire at the Notre Dame cathedral, the US state's Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press release on Tuesday
"New York stands in solidarity with the people of France and Catholics worldwide who are mourning this tremendous loss," Cuomo said in the release. "Today, I am directing that One World Trade Center's 408-foot spire be lit in the colors of the French flag as a tribute to the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral.
On Monday evening, a massive fire broke out at the Notre Dame de Paris, causing the collapse of the cathedral's spire and two-thirds of its roof. The blaze was fully extinguished on Tuesday morning. French President Emmanuel Macron has described the incident as a "terrible tragedy" and promised to rebuild the 850-year-old cathedral.
The cause of the blaze remains unclear but may have been linked to renovation work. Earlier on Tuesday, Paris Prosecutor Remy Heitz said that ignition was considered to be most likely the cause of the incident.