The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, joined other world monuments on Saturday in a dazzling tribute launched by the Empire State Building in New York to those on the front lines who are fighting the Coronavirus.
At 8:00 pm, while the French beat the windows and balconies daily to thank health workers, the Parisian monument lit up in “sparkling white” to salute “the unfailing courage of caregivers in the face of the coronavirus pandemic” , said SETE. , the company that manages the Eiffel Tower.
Half an hour later, the lights of the 20th century Montparnasse tower, another landmark in Paris, have gone from white to red “to show its support even more intensely, like a beating heart,” added the company. .
The nine-day #HeroesShineBright initiative started on April 24 in New York City and each night a different color is used to greet various groups, including health workers, police and military personnel.
Other global landmarks that supported the initiative are Euromast in Rotterdam, 360 Chicago, Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, CN Tower in Toronto, Macau Tower in China, Busan Tower in South Korea , the Ostankino TV tower in Russia, the Tallinn TV tower in Estonia and UFO tower in Slovakia.