One World Trade Center lit in red, white, blue to honor France

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The 408-foot spire of One World Trade Center was illuminated in red, white, and blue to commemorate the attacks in Paris.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he ordered the spire to light up in France's colors Friday and in the coming days in "solemn solidarity with the people of France, just as they have done for us in our own times of tragedy."

"Today's horrific attacks in Paris have moved us all, and the more we learn, the more our hearts ache,"  Cuomo said in a statement. "These were cowardly acts of evil by people who have inexplicably chosen to believe in radical hatred above all else. We reject that kind of extremism – choosing instead the bonds of liberty, equality and fraternity that bring us together."

The Empire State Building was light in its traditional white.