The usually-bright lights of the Empire State Building in New York City and the Eiffel Tower in Paris did not illuminate the night sky on Monday. Both iconic landmarks went dark in honor of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The Empire State Building announced it would darken its lights “in sympathy for the victims and those affected” by the Las Vegas attack. Only an “orange halo” would appear, to “shine a light on gun violence awareness.”
Empire State Bldg remains dark for victims of Las Vegas shooting. Shines orange halo for gun violence awareness. https://t.co/FDJex1Pp4H— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 2, 2017
In Paris, the lights of the Eiffel Tower were turned off to honor the Las Vegas victims as well as the two women who died in the Sunday knife attack in Marseille.
The darkened tower cast an eerie silhouette against the cloudy sky.
In 2015, the Las Vegas Eiffel Tower went dark to honor Paris after the tragic terrorist attacks. Today, Paris honored Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/pQvlnebAQS— Jordan Dailey (@Jordandailey32) October 3, 2017
Other iconic buildings also changed colors in tribute to those who died in Sunday’s mass shooting. The Space Needle in Seattle went partially dark, and at One World Trade Center in Manhattan, an orange band of light shone from the building’s spire.
Tonight the spire of One World Trade Center is lit with a single orange band to honor the victims of gun violence in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/nJndObGAPT— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 2, 2017
In Las Vegas, the typically-glittering Strip was shrouded in darkness.
Politicians, members of the military, celebrities and others took part in moments of silence on Monday, gathered for vigils or offered special tributes in remembrance of the lives lost.
This evening's Portland show began with a minute's silence. The entire arena lit only by people's phones.— Coldplay (@coldplay) October 3, 2017
When words fail, sometimes quiet is the most eloquent.
Even hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, currently grappling with a crisis of its own, mourned with the city of Las Vegas.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.