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Wells Fargo lights go rainbow colors in honor of Orlando shooting victims

Wells Fargo will have lights on the uptown Charlotte Duke Energy Center lit in rainbow colors Monday night in honor of those killed in Orlando
Wells Fargo will have lights on the uptown Charlotte Duke Energy Center lit in rainbow colors Monday night in honor of those killed in Orlando Rick Baxley

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.

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.

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