Iconic One World Trade Center to be lit in Tricolours on August 15

The iconic One World Trade Centre, the tallest building in America that stands on the site of the 9/11 terror attacks, and two other popular New York City buildings, will be lit in colours of the Indian flag on August 15 to commemorate India’s 75th Independence Day reported PTI. The South Asian Engagement Foundation said it is working with The Durst Organisation to light up the One World Trade Center’s 408 feet tall and 758-tonne spire as well as its podium in hues of the Indian tricolour on August 15th.

“This initiative commemorates the world’s largest democracy – India entering its 75th year of Independence,” South Asian Engagement Foundation (SAEF) said. As part of the celebrations, other Durst installations at One Bryant Park and One Five One in mid-town Manhattan will also be lit up in the tricolours. The lighting would turn on at sunset, New York City time, on August 15th on the spire of One World Trade Center, One Bryant Park and One Five One in mid-town and remain lit until 2:00 AM. Additionally, the Indian tricolour would be visible on the podium of the World Trade Center. Traditionally, the Empire State Building in New York is lit every year in the Indian tricolours on the occasion of the country’s independence day.