France’s Eiffel Tower in Paris lights up in #HeroesShineBright tribute to health care workers.

Eiffel Tower in Paris lit up in a sign of gratitude. Credit - Twitter

France’s Eiffel Tower in Paris lights up in ‘Heroes Shine Bright’ tribute to health care workers.

THE Eiffel Tower in Paris, France joined other global landmarks on Saturday in a shining tribute launched by the Empire State Building in New York to those on the front line battling the Coronavirus.

At 8.00pm, when people in France hold their daily clapping from windows and balconies in gratitude to health care workers, the Paris landmark lit up in ‘sparkling white’ to hail “the unfailing courage of care workers confronting the coronavirus pandemic,” said SETE, the company that manages the Eiffel Tower.

Half an hour later, the lights on the 20th century Montparnasse Tower, another landmark in Paris, switched from white to red “to show its support even more intensively, like a beating heart,” the company added.

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The nine-day #HeroesShineBright initiative started on April 24 in New York and each night a different colour is used to salute various groups including health care staff, police and military personnel.

Other worldwide landmarks that have supported the initiative are the Euromast in Rotterdam, 360 Chicago, the UAE’S Burj Khalifa, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Macao tower in China, the Busan Tower in South Korea, the Ostankino TV Tower in Russia, the Tallinn TV Tower in Estonia and the OVNI Tower in Slovakia.


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