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Seattle is bathed in blue in honor of Paul Allen


Some buildings in Bellevue, Los Angeles and New York will also be participating

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In tribute to the late Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks owner Paul Allen, buildings in the Seattle area were lit in blue light this weekend, one of his favorite colors.

Buildings including the Columbia Tower, Space Needle, PEMCO building, Great Wheel, T-Mobile, CenturyLink Field and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at UW were bathed in blue at dusk on Saturday and shined through midnight Sunday.  Several other building in Seattle, Bellevue, Los Angeles and New York also participated.


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Allen died on Oct. 15 at the age of 65. The technology icon and philanthropist had a hand in many pursuits in his native Seattle and the “beacons of remembrance” will honor his impact.


Allen’s investment company Vulcan said the idea for the lighting tribute came “from the outpouring of support from Seattle Seahawks fans along with organizations around the Pacific Northwest.” Allen was the longtime owner of the NFL franchise. Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers is the team’s first at home since Allen’s death.

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“Our family and all of us at Vulcan continue to be touched by the outpouring of support from so many of the people Paul’s life touched,” his sister Jody Allen said in a statement. “These beacons of light in Paul’s memory are a wonderful tribute and a reminder there remains important work to do.”



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