Landmarks Light-Up Lakers Colors in Honor of Kobe Bryant

Lindsie-Lyn Calderon, Staff Writer

Sunday night following the devastating helicopter crash on Sunday morning, landmarks around the United States lit up purple and gold to honor Kobe Bryant. Bryant was traveling in his helicopter with his daughter Gianna, her teammate Alyssa Altobelli, her parents John and Keri Altobelli, another teammate Payton Chester, her mother Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser a coach at Gianna’s school and the pilot Ara Zobayan when his helicopter crashed on their way to a basketball game for the girls. Sunday night in California landmarks displayed purple and gold such as the Los Angeles City Hall, LAX, the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier, a fountain at Grand Park LA, the Chase center in San Francisco and the Peterson Museum in LA. Other landmarks around the U.S included Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building in New York, The tallest building in Mississippi, the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, the 7th Street Bridge, and Pier 1 Imports building in Texas, The United Center home to the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Illinois and the Linq High Roller in Las Vegas, Nevada. After hearing about the tragic death of all nine victims places around the world honored them as they could.