“Tonight, One World Trade Center will be displayed in black, yellow and red as we stand in solemn solidarity with the people of Belgium, just as they have done for us in the past,' Cuomo said in a statement.
After dark, however, it appeared to be done up in the colors of the American flag.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 23, 2016
On social media, photographers and people viewing the tower argued whether the colors seemed closer to red, yellow, and black up close. Others insisted that it was clearly red, white, and blue.
— Jasmine Mc Lean (@JasMc_) March 23, 2016
A spokeswoman for the governor's office told the New York Times that initially there were some difficulties in getting the lights to display correctly, but that “shortly after dusk” the blue had been corrected to appear more black.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 23, 2016
Before the lighting, a Port Authority spokesman told the Times that “10 percent white light” would be used to portray the black portion of the flag.
The Empire State Building remained dark, “in sympathy for the lives lost in Brussels,” according to the building’s Twitter account.
— Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) March 22, 2016