On September 17th, Space Cannon once again displayed the Tribute in Light, in New York, commemorating the many lives lost in the events of September 11, 2001.
Once the sun set on lower Manhattan, 88 Ireos Pro VHT 7000W Space Cannon fixtures were powered up and once again created a temporary memorial for those lost on 9/11, their families, and the world. The Tribute design and production teams organized the lights in Battery Park City in two banks of 44 lights each in 50' × 50' squares to recreate the shilouette of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers These powerful spotlights stretched to the heavens in direct beams.
The Tribute in Light followed a daylong program at Ground Zero, where family members of those who were lost participated in reading the names of their fallen relatives, with four moments of silence taking place in between. Music was heard in the background during the ceremony and, in the late afternoon, the lights were turned on. As the sun set and night fell on New York city, the beams grew stronger until the next morning, when they blended into the sunlit sky. (All the units were controlled via DMX).
The Tribute in Light was conceived by a creative team with support from The Municipal Art Society of New York and Creative Time. The team included architects John Bennett and Gustavo Bonevardi, artists Julian La Verdiere and Paul Myoda, architect Richard Nash Gould and LD Paul Marantz. The Tribute was made possible with the guidance and support of the Battery Park City Authority, Consolidated Edison, Fisher Marantz, Forest City Ratner, Dan Klores Communications, Park Right Corp., and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.