On the 10th anniversary of September 11, the Tribute in Light once again illuminates the New York City skyline. Lighting designer Paul Marantz shares his story of Fisher Marantz Stone’s design and execution of how the Tribute came to be:
The Tribute in Light is an annual installation to honor the memory of those who were lost and as a symbol of the spirit of the great city of New York. The beams of light, located just south of the World Trade Center site, will turn on at dusk on 9/11 and continue throughout the night until the early hours of dawn. Visibility of the beams varies with the weather to up to a twenty-five mile radius. FMS collaborated with several artists and architects in the design of the Tribute in Light in 2002 and has focused the installation annually every year.