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Cities light up green in support of Paris climate agreement

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From city halls to bridges, here’s how cities showed their support

A bridge spanning across a body of water. There is a cityscape in the distance. The bridge is lit in green light. It is sunset and evening.
The new span of New York’s Kosciuszko Bridge lights up green.
Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The Trump administration formally announced that it would withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord yesterday, prompting dozens of mayors to adopt the historic agreement themselves.

But the commitment from mayors isn’t the only way cities are showing solidarity with the Paris accord.

Buildings in the United States and in other countries lit up bright green on Thursday night. These structures are typically lit up at night and have in the past showed support for other causes—with red, white, and blue lights after the Paris attacks in 2015 and in rainbow colors after the nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Last night, the buildings glowed green.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered both the One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge lit up, and the facade of the New York City Hall was illuminated as well.

In Washington D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted that the Wilson Building was lit up green to “honor [the city’s] continued commitment” to the Paris agreement.

Boston’s City Hall—one of the most stunning city halls in the country—also glowed green, in all its Brutalist glory.

In Chicago, the top of the Wrigley Building went green.

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Other cities around the world showed their solidarity with the Paris climate accord. Buildings in Mexico City, Montreal, Warsaw, and elsewhere all went green.

One of Warsaw’s most iconic buildings went green:

This is the town hall in Sydney, Australia:

Montreal’s city hall is pictured here:

Paris also went green: