Europe’s architectural marvels go dark to honour Las Vegas victims
Date: October 04,2017
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Europe’s architectural marvels go dark to honour Las Vegas victims

The lights of Europe’s architectural marvel Eiffel Tower in Paris had switched off on October 2nd, 2017 to pay the tribute to the victims of the attacks in Las Vegas and Marseille.

From the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building, all the architectural landmarks went dark in honour of Las Vegas shooting victims.

Route 91 Harvest, which is one of the most popular country music festivals on the Las Vegas Strip, became the site of one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history on Sunday night.

The “lone gunman” positioned himself on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, opening the fire from machine gun on thousands of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival during Jason Aldean’s musical set.

More than 59 people died, while more than 527 were injured in this mass shooting.

The gunman Stephen Paddock set up cameras inside his hotel room which he selected days before the attack and in the hallway. The local police are not aware whether the devices were transmitting — the FBI is investigating their use — but the Clark County sheriff told the reporters that he thought the shooter Stephen Paddock might have used them to watch for people approaching his room.

The neon lights all along the Las Vegas Strip were switched off Monday evening to remember the victim of Sunday night’s shooting.

A candlelit procession and the vigil stood out in the dark, as did the High Roller Vegas Ferris wheel which was lit in red, white and blue.

Other landmarks of Europe and America, including the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, were completely dark.

In New York, both the spires of the Empire State and One World Trade Centre were lit by a single orange ring.

Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted that this night the spire of One World Trade Center is lit with a single orange band to honour the victims of gun violence in Las Vegas.

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