These NY landmarks will be lit blue to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Landmarks across New York state will be lit blue on Saturday night in honor of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

One World Trade Center, Grand Central Terminal and the Kosciuszko Bridge are among the places being illuminated, Cuomo said.

Blue was chosen because it was Ginsburg’s favorite color, according to the governor.

These are the locations that will be lit blue:

  • One World Trade Center
  • Albany International Airport Gateway
  • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
  • Grand Central Terminal - Pershing Square Viaduct
  • H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
  • Kosciuszko Bridge
  • Olympic Jumping Complex
  • New York State Fairgrounds - Main Gate and Exposition Center
  • New York State Education Department Building
  • Niagara Falls
  • Mid-Hudson Bridge

Ginsburg, a Brooklyn native, died Friday at 87 after a battle with cancer.

“As we mourn the loss of one of America's most prominent and inspiring jurists, New York State will take a moment to celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her precedent-shattering contributions to gender equity, civil rights and jurisprudence,” the governor said in a statement. “In honor of Justice Ginsburg, I am directing landmarks throughout our state to be lit blue, the color of justice. New Yorkers from all walks of life should reflect on the life of Justice Ginsburg and remember all that she did for our nation as we view these beautifully lit monuments tonight."

Earlier on Saturday, Cuomo announced that a statue will be built in Brooklyn to honor Ginsburg’s life and legacy.

Cuomo said the commission will be appointed in the coming days. When formed, it will give recommendations for the design, location and installation for the new memorial.