New York landmarks lit blue to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

New York landmarks lit blue to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Landmarks across New York were illuminated blue Saturday night in honor of former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Gov. Andrew Cuomo/Gov. Andrew Cuomo)

NEW YORK — Landmarks across New York were illuminated blue Saturday night in honor of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, died Friday at the age of 87 of complications from pancreatic 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,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “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.”

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Ginsburg, who was from Brooklyn, will also be honored with a statue in her hometown, Cuomo said earlier Saturday.

The lighted landmarks included; One World Trade Center, Grand Central Terminal, the Kosciuszko Bridge, the New York State Fairgrounds, Niagara Falls, Mid-Hudson Bridge, and the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.