On Monday night, Wells Fargo intends to have the 48-floor Duke Energy Center on South Tryon Street lit in rainbow colors to honor victims of the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando.
It will be the second night in a row that the bank has used the lights to show support for the victims and the LGBT community, which was left reeling after a man killed 49 people at an Orlando LGBT club called Pulse. Rainbow colors are symbolic of gay pride.
Wells Fargo, which owns the Duke Energy Center, has made a tradition of using the six-year-old building’s 520 lamps as a means of honoring community events or marking national and international tragedies. The lights can be seen nearly 20 miles away.
The Wells Fargo Lights have their own Twitter account (@WFLightsCLT) with 12,000 followers.
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In another local corporate show of LGBT support, Charlotte-based Bank of America flew a rainbow flag Monday in front of its corporate headquarters on Tryon Street in uptown.