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TRIBUTE IN LIGHT

On March 11, 2001: Two columns of light pointed skyward from Ground Zero as a temporary memorial to the victims six months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Initially, it was a temporary installation from March to April 2002, but it was launched again in 2003 to mark the second anniversary of the attack, and has continued every year since.

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THOMAS HASTINGS

On March 11, 1860: American architect Thomas Hastings was born in New York City. He was a partner at the architecture firm Carrere and Hastings, and is most known for designing the New York Public Library in 1897.

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ROXY THEATER

On March 11, 1927: Theatrical impresario and entrepreneur Samuel Roxy Rothafel opened the famous Roxy Theater. It opened with the silent film The Love of Sunya, and later became the leading Broadway film showcase through the 1950s. It was closed and demolished in 1960.

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