Iconic buildings and landmarks around the world shine a blue light on Autism, Thursday, April 1, 2010.
03.30.2010 – MIAMI, FL — In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Downtown Miami’s “Miami Tower” (formerly the Bank of America Tower at Int. Place) will join the list of iconic buildings and landmarks around the world participating in the Autism Speaks organization’s ‘light it up blue’ campaign, a unique global initiative to help raise awareness on autism as a growing public health crisis.
Other famous buildings taking part in the ‘light it up blue’ campaign include the Empire State Building in New York City, Willis Tower in Chicago, the CN Tower in Toronto and the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia.
WHAT: Miami Tower, the iconic Downtown Miami office tower known for its color-changing lighting schemes, will be displaying blue lights to promote autism awareness.
WHEN: Thursday, April 1, 2010 through Sunday, April 4, 2010
WHERE: Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd Street, Downtown Miami
PHOTO OP: Our very own Downtown Miami landmark, Miami Tower, will be sporting blue lights along with other prominent buildings all over the world.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The prevalence of autism increased 57 percent from 2002 to 2006. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.
Miami Tower is a 600,000 square-foot, I.M. Pei-designed office tower in Downtown Miami. The tower has earned ‘icon’ status for its changing palette of exterior lighting schemes timed to coincide with holidays, sporting events and other significant occasions. For more information, please visit www.miamitower.net.