Santa Monica ferris wheel, other landmarks, to light up for cancer telethon

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The Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier in California and more than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon.

Organizers say the buildings that will be illuminated starting tomorrow in advance of the hour-long cancer fundraiser airing Sept. 5 on 31 U.S. broadcast and cable networks. It also will stream live on Hulu and Yahoo in the U.S.

The buildings that will be illuminated also include Rockefeller Center in New York, Toronto's CN tower, the Wrigley Building in Chicago, etc. All the lights will be some combination of SU2C’s signature colors: red, orange, yellow or white.

Below is a full list from Stand Up to Cancer' s website of the buildings and landmarks to be lit spanning the continent from east to west:

  • The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston will be lit red, orange and yellow from August 28 through August 31.  The bridge is one of the widest cable-stayed bridges in the world. The Bridge is named after civil rights activist Lenny Zakim and the American colonists who fought the British in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • Rockefeller Center will be lit in a red and orange combination on August 28 from dusk until midnight.  The world-famous real estate, shopping and dining complex in midtown Manhattan is also home to the historic Top of the Rock Observation Deck and the world’s most famous Christmas tree.
  • One Liberty Place in Center City Philadelphia will be lit red from August 28 through September 2.  One Liberty Place is the 61-story iconic Trophy Tower that redefined the skyline of Philadelphia.
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will be lit red and yellow from August 28 through August 31.  Since its start in 1855 as the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine.  The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives.  The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia also has one of the largest pediatric cancer programs in the United States, which has been top ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Parents Magazine. 
  • The Capital Wheel, National Harbor’s newest world-class attraction, will be lit white, red, orange and yellow on August 28.  The Capital Wheel is one of an elite group of observation wheels around the globe.  The new attraction soars 180-feet above the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
  • The Peace Bridge will be lit orange, red and yellow on August 28.  The international bridge spans 5,800 feet and connects the city of Buffalo, New York, to the Town of Fort Erie, Ontario. It is consistently the busiest border crossing for automobiles between Canada and the United States.
  • The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will illuminate Niagara Falls in the SU2C colors of orange, red and amber on September 5 at 10:30 p.m. to help raise awareness and support for the Stand Up To Cancer initiative.  Niagara Falls is the collective name for the three waterfalls (American, Bridal and Canadian Horseshoe Falls) and two communities that straddle the international border connecting Canada and the United States.
  • The CN Tower in Toronto will be lit orange, red and white on August 28.  Defining the Toronto skyline, at a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), the CN Tower is Canada’s National Tower, an engineering Wonder and Toronto’s must see attraction visited by over 1.5 million people each year.
  • Toronto City Hall will be lit red, orange and yellow from August 28 through September 5.  The Toronto City Hall is the home of the municipal government of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks.
  • Terminal Tower in Cleveland will be lit orange, red and yellow on August 28.  The centerpiece of Tower City Center, the striking profile of the Terminal Tower dominates the Cleveland skyline and is visible from virtually all areas of the city.
  • The Parthenon in Nashville will be lit red on August 28.  Originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, this full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture and stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville’s premier urban park.
  • Willis Tower will be lit red and orange from August 28 through August 31. Standing tall above every other skyscraper in Chicago, Willis Tower is a 110-story building in the heart of downtown.
  • The Wrigley Building in Chicago will be lit red, orange and yellow from August 28 through August 31. The iconic building is part of Chicago’s celebrated Magnificent Mile.
  • The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory in Milwaukee will be lit red from August 29 through August 31.  Also known as the Mitchell Park Domes, they are the world’s only conoidal glass houses. The three Domes, each almost half a football field wide, by seven stories tall, are home to flowers and plants from tropical and arid locations around the world. 
  • Big Dam Bridge and Two Rivers Park Bridge in Little Rock will be lit orange, red and yellow on August 28.  The Big Dam Bridge spans the Arkansas River and Murray Lock and Dam between Little Rock and North Little Rock and is the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in North America that has never been used by trains or motor vehicles.  Two Rivers Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that marks the western part of the Arkansas River Trail loop and connects to Two Rivers Park.
  • Houston City Hall will be lit orange, red and yellow August 28 through September 1.  Located in downtown Houston, TX, the building is the headquarters of the city of Houston’s government.  The simply designed structure features many construction details that have helped to make this building an architectural classic.
  • The LAX Gateway pylons will be lit orange, red and yellow on August 28, August 30 and August 31.  The 1.5-mile lineup of tempered glass columns of increasing height, from 25 to 60 feet along Century Boulevard, culminates with a ring of 15 100-foot-tall columns at the intersection of Century and Sepulveda boulevards.  Together, with 32-foot-high letters spelling out “L-A-X,” the pylons have become a landmark and the symbolic gateway of Los Angeles International Airport.
  • The Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will be lit white, red and yellow from August 28 through September 1. The Pacific Wheel is the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel featuring 160,000 energy-efficient LED lights that present dynamic, custom, computer-generated lighting entertainment each evening. The nine-story tall Ferris wheel stands 130 feet above the Pacific Ocean and provides guests with spectacular views of the Southern California coastline, Catalina Island, and Santa Monica Bay.
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