Buildings and landscapes turn purple for Prince


Fans mourn Prince
The Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis lighted in honor of Prince on Thursday, April 21, 2016. (Christopher Juhn for MPR News)

On the night of April 20 into April 21, 2017, locations around the Twin Cities were illuminated in purple in honor of Prince. Paisley Park had encouraged Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as other cities, to join the purple-light commemorations. Many of these locales will reprise the purple illumination the night of Friday, April 21.

Several of the purple places were captured on social media. Here's a roundup:

Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minn.

First Bank Building, St. Paul

Minneapolis Federal Reserve

Minneapolis, general

Week of Reflections Day 5: Purple Minneapolis in honor of Prince 💜

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Happy Prince Day, Minneapolis 🙏🏼

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Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fair, Falcon Heights, Minn.

U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

Mia, Minneapolis

35W Bridge over the Mississippi River, Minneapolis

Lowry Avenue Bridge over Mississippi River, Minneapolis

If you see purple illumination in honor of Prince, take a photo and share it with us on Twitter or Instagram, tagging @TheCurrent.

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