Eiffel Tower And Empire State Building Switched Off Their Lights In Tribute To Las Vegas Victims

The Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building switched off their lights in tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas attack.

At least 59 people died and 527 others were injured after Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino.

Both iconic landmarks went dark last night as the world reeled from the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Hundreds come to the University of Nevada in Las Vegas to pay their respect

Casinos fall dark along the Las Vegas strip

Casinos along the Las Vegas strip also turned off their lights as hundreds of people came together for candlelit vigils.

The replica Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas casino also went black as the lights on the High Roller Ferris wheel turned a patriotic red, white and blue.

The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, wrote a message of solidarity on Twitter as the French capital honoured victims in Las Vegas and Marseille, where a man stabbed two young women to death outside a train station.

She said: ‘Tonight we will turn off the Eiffel Tower from midnight in homage to the victims of the attacks in Marseille and Las Vegas.’

In New York, the Empire State Building similarly fell dark ‘in sympathy’ for the victims, the landmark said in a statement.

The spire of One World Trade Centre was lit with an orange halo to raise awareness of gun violence, while the Space Needle in Seattle turned off its lights.

In Puerto Rico – a country currently gripped by its own crisis – a mark of respect was shown with Las Vegas.

Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building go dark as world honours Las Vegas victims
The Empire State Building lights, normally lit in colors, are dimmed (Picture: AP)

Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building go dark as world honours Las Vegas victims

An orange halo is lit up on the One World trade Centre (Picture: Twitter/ NYGovCuomo)

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