WHAT: The Tower at The University of Texas at Austin will be darkened this evening (Sept. 11) in the wake of the horrific events in New York, Washington and elsewhere. The darkening will be visible after sunset, with a white rim of light at the top and around the Tower observation deck and a dark band in between. Most of the Tower structure, including the clock faces, also will be dark.
WHEN/WHERE: The Tower darkening effect will be visible after sunset tonight and through the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 12.
BACKGROUND: President Larry R. Faulkner authorized the darkening of the Tower in memory of victims of the national tragedy that occurred this morning. In addition, a candlelight vigil open to the university community is being conducted at 8 p.m. on the Main Mall.
CONTACT: Richard Bonnin
See also: Candlelight vigil