Photos: On Thursday, Atlanta turned blue to honor essential workers

The event was part of the national #LightItBlue campaign

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Atlanta at twilight

Photograph by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

As the sun set on Thursday evening, several of Atlanta’s landmarks, including Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the SkyView Ferris wheel, Truist Park, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Colony Square, glowed brightly in blue as part of the national #LightItBlue event. The event, which saw landmarks from the Empire State Building to L.A.’s Staples Center switch on the blue bulbs, is part of #MakeItBlue, an effort that originally started in the United Kingdom as a way for citizens and businesses to pay tribute to those fighting COVID-19 in the country’s National Healthcare System—hence the color blue. Check out photos below of Atlanta’s display.

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Downtown skyline

Photograph by Erin Sintos

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Photograph by Erin Sintos

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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The International Plaza

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Atlanta City Hall

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SkyView

Photograph by Erin Sintos

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Skyview Ferris Wheel

Photograph by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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College Football Hall of Fame

Photograph by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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Peachtree Center

Photograph by Erin Sintos

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Photograph by Erin Sintos

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Truist Park

Photograph by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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