Vol. 4, No. 7, August 20, 2009
Port Authority and NYC Department of Transportation Sponsor Mural Competition for WTC Construction Fence
As part of its efforts to enhance the appearance of the World Trade Center site, the Port Authority has partnered with the NYC Department of Transportation to solicit designs from artists for a mural that will cover a portion of the construction fence. For additional details, click here.
Public Meetings
Visit panynj.gov to view minutes and board actions from previous board meetings and Webcasts of the August 13 board and committee meetings.
Did You Know?
Newark Liberty Airport's Terminal B Modernization Program recently achieved a major milestone as the Lower Level Domestic Baggage Claim Hall was opened to the public on August 11.
Doing Business with the Port Authority
For PA Procurement Information and Opportunities, click here.
Installation of Largest Steel Columns Has
Begun at One World Trade Center
Installation of the largest steel columns to date for One World Trade Center has begun. The core of the tower is over 100-feet high, and the 24 jumbo columns will allow the initial floors of the tower to be built out. Each column weighs approximately 70 tons and each is approximately 60-feet long. Visit wtcprogress.com for more information.

To view the One WTC jumbo beam installation video, click here.

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Register for WTC Updates
You can keep up with the construction progress at the World Trade Center directly on your cellular phone, PDA, pager, or e-mail account by subscribing to “WTC Updates” from the Port Authority. We will provide you with information about issues affecting the community around the site, as well as construction photos, videos, project updates and press releases. Subscribe now.
$10 Million Planning Analysis to Address
Bayonne Bridge Navigation Issues
At its August 13 meeting, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorized a planning analysis to determine the best options to address clearance issues at the Bayonne Bridge, posed by new larger ships coming in 2014. For further details, read press release.
Bayonne Bridge