World Trade Center Spire to Glow With Super Bowl Team Colors
The beacon and spire of One World Trade Center are lit up, as seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who tested the lights on Friday, said the beacon is packed with nearly 300 modules and their glow can be seen for up to 50 miles. The beacon and spire together stand 408 feet tall and bring the building, formerly called the Freedom Tower, to its symbolic height of 1,776 feet. The Durst Organization operates the spire, which will serve broadcasters. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Updated at 4:10 PM EST on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
The World Trade Center spire will glow with the colors of the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks in honor of the Super Bowl being played across the river this weekend.
The Port Authority said the spire will alternate with orange, for the Broncos, and bright green, for the Seahawks, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continuing through the game.
After the game Sunday, the winning team's color will light the spire at the top of the 1,776-foot building, the tallest in the U.S.
The building was topped with the spire last year and has not yet opened to tenants.