State landmarks lit up purple for domestic violence awareness


June 7, 2020–New York City–Earlier tonight, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced landmarks across the state will be lit in blue and gold and will project ‘New York Tough’ in honor of New Yorkers’ work to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus. The landmarks being lit include:
One World Trade Center, seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground,Grand Central Terminal Bridge, Rockefeller Center,
Corning Tower in Albany, Utica State Office Building, Kosciuszko Bridge in between Brooklyn and Queens, H. Carl McCall SUNY Administration Building, New York State Education Department Building, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, Niagara Falls,
Olympic Ski Jumps and Olympic Center in Lake Placid, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

NEW YORK STATE (NEWS10) – Tonight State landmarks will be lit with purple lights to mark “Wear Purple Day” which is part of Domestic violence awareness month.

October 2020 has been named domestic violence awareness month in New York State. Because of this for the week of October 18, the State Office Building has been illuminated purple.

The following state properties and landmarks will be illuminated:

  • One World Trade Center;
  • The Mario M. Cuomo Bridge;
  • Kosciuszko Bridge;
  • Alfred E. Smith Building;
  • H. Carl McCall SUNY Building;
  • State Education Building;
  • State Fairgrounds Main Gate & Expo Center;
  • Niagara Falls;
  • Mid-Hudson Bridge; 
  • Grand Central Terminal – Pershing Square Viaduct; and
  • Albany International Airport Gateway

This comes as New York State launched 10 Domestic Violence Regional Councils, to improve services statewide for survivors of domestic violence. 

New York State’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-942-6906 or text 844-997-2121.

For a listing of domestic violence hotlines by county click here.


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