Hochul honors women’s equality day with lit purple and gold State landmarks

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The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building lit in rainbow colors in honor of gay pride. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building lit in rainbow colors in honor of gay pride. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Tuesday, following the Inauguration of New York’s First Woman Governor, Gov. Kathy Hochul says thirteen landmarks across New York will be lit purple and gold from Aug 24 – Aug 26, in honor of Women’s Equality Day.

“I am honored to be the first woman governor of the State of New York and I hope to send a message to women and girls everywhere that they can be anything they want to be,” Governor Hochul said.

Landmarks to be lit include:

  • One World Trade Center
  • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
  • Kosciuszko Bridge
  • The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
  • State Education Building
  • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
  • State Fairgrounds – Main Gate and Expo Center
  • Niagara Falls (August 24 and 26 only)
  • The “Franklin D. Roosevelt” Mid-Hudson Bridge
  • Grand Central Terminal – Pershing Square Viaduct
  • Albany International Airport Gateway
  • The Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
  • MTA LIRR – East End Gateway at Penn Station

“New York is home to the Women’s Rights Movement where pioneers went above and beyond to forge a path toward freedom for women across the world,” Governor Hochul said. “This Women’s Equality Day, I encourage everyone to look toward the glass ceiling and shatter it – though women have come so far, we still have a way to go.”

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