Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 October 2020

From the pyramids to the Burj Khalifa: monuments light up during Covid-19 pandemic

In the past week, buildings across the world have become a chorus of lights to acknowledge the unified battle against the coronavirus

From Giza in Egypt to the One World Trade Centre building in New York, towers and monuments around the world have been lit up to spread both awareness and messages of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, March 30, the pyramid of Khufu, the largest of the Giza pyramid complex, was illuminated with a message saying, "stay home, stay safe".

A light show on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the world's tallest building – also reminds people to "stay home" on a nightly basis, and the Pirelli Tower in Milan's lights implore people to "state a casa", or stay at home.

Meanwhile, in the United States, New York's One World Trade Centre was illuminated in red, white and blue on Monday night in recognition of the fight happening in the US, which accounts for the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world.

In Germany and Denmark, the side of hotel towers lit up with supportive love hearts, and there were also cross-country showings of support.

In the small town Croatian town of Osijek, a pedestrian bridge on the Drava river was draped in the colours of the Italian flag to honour those battling across the Adriatic Sea.

Updated: April 1, 2020 02:21 PM

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