NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Some of New York City's most iconic buildings are being lit up Tuesday night to honor the 400,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19.
The Empire State Building is lit in pulsing red to symbolize a heartbeat.
It's New York's contribution to the first nationwide COVID-19 memorial to lives lost, which also includes ceremonies in Washington, D.C., and church bells ringing across the country.
South Street Seaport was bathed in amber light as part of the memorial, and the spire on top of One World Trade Center was also shining bright.
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