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San Diego County building lights up purple and gold for Kobe Bryant

Posted: 3:57 PM, Jan 29, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-29 20:32:50-05
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Kobe Bryant is already back to work

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego County Administration Building lit up purple and gold Wednesday evening in honor of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and eight others killed in a helicopter crash.

San Diego County officials earlier in the day welcomed the public to see the lights along the waterfront building at 1600 Pacific Highway starting at 5:15 p.m.

The tribute came after suggestions from the public, according to county spokesman Michael Workman. The lighting change was approved by San Diego County Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer.

The parking lot under the administration complex will charge $10 after 6 p.m., Workman said. There are also metered parking spots nearby.

Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others died Sunday when their helicopter crashed in Calabasas amid foggy conditions.

Other landmarks have turned on purple and gold lights since Bryant's death, including LAX, the Empire State Building, Los Angeles City Hall, and Madison Square Garden.

Watch video of the building in Kobe colors below:

KOBE BRYANT COVERAGE:

-- Bodies of Kobe Bryant, 8 others recovered from helicopter crash scene in Calabasas
-- More than 1.5 million sign petition to redesign NBA logo in Kobe Bryant's image
-- LeBron James opens up on Instagram about Kobe Bryant's death
-- Murals honoring Kobe Bryant popping up throughout L.A.
-- Kobe superfan shares moments with legend -- Radio host says Kobe Bryant never "bigtimed" people
-- Flight logs show helicopter veered into mountains at high rate of speed
-- Map shows flight path of helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, 8 others
-- Gianna Bryant wanted to carry on basketball legacy of her famous father
-- Fake video of helicopter crash circulates online