The Eiffel Tower on April 9, 2020, on the 34th day of confinement of France. - JOEL SAGET / AFP

The Eiffel Tower and Tour Montparnasse will sparkle Saturday evening at 8 p.m., to close the movement initiated by their American acolyte, the Empire State Building, entitled #HeroesShineBright in honor of those whom the coronavirus has placed in the front line, announced the operating company SETE.

In New York, the Empire State Building launched this operation on April 24 in tribute to all those on the front line in the fight against the Covid-19, and each evening the New York building dedicates "its illumination - different color - to an organization intervening in the fight against the pandemic: the nursing staff, the New York transport company MTA, the police or the American army ”, one specifies from the same source.

#HeroesShineBright on the tallest and most emblematic buildings in the world

At 8 pm, "the two towers will sparkle with crystal clear white at the same time as the applause of Parisians will resound in the capital" to salute "the unfailing courage of the nursing staff in the face of the coronavirus pandemic", announced in a press release , the operating company of the Eiffel Tower, SETE. Then, at 8:30 p.m., "the white flickering of the edges and the top of the Montparnasse Tower will then accelerate by going red to mark its support even more intensely, like a beating heart", while "the Eiffel Tower will deploy at the same time its signature flicker ”, specifies the company.

While the coronavirus epidemic has brought more than half of humanity to a halt, several tours around the world will participate in this operation, and will light up "in red flashing like a beating heart", at the '' like Rotterdam Euromast, 360 Chicago, La Burj Khalifa (United Arab Emirates), CN tower (Canada), Macau tower (China), Busan tower (South Korea), Ostankino TV Tower (Russia) , Tallinn TV Tower (Estonia) or the UFO Tower (Slovakia).

Since March, the Eiffel Tower, 324 meters high, has been paying homage every evening to those mobilized in the face of the coronavirus, by displaying "Thank you" and by projecting messages encouraging them to stay at home. The French, like many of their European neighbors, have gotten into the habit of cheering healthcare workers at their windows at 8 p.m.

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