Vol. 4, No. 1, January 28, 2009
News Briefs
The Port Authority is a
co-sponsor along with NYSDOT and the Empire State Development Corp. of the Downstate Construction Industry Conference that will be held on February 4.
For details, visit www.nysdot.gov/ conferences.
Public Meetings
The next monthly Board of Commissioners' meeting will be held Thursday, February 19. Visit panynj.info to view minutes and board actions from previous board meetings and Web casts of board and committee meetings.
Did You Know?
The concrete used for the foundation of One World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower, is the equivalent of 60 miles of New York City sidewalks.
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Port Authority Releases First Quarterly Report Outlining World Trade Center Interim Milestones
The Port Authority released a report detailing the progress it has made towards achieving major rebuilding milestones at The World Trade Center. Eight of the nine interim fourth quarter milestones have been met, and the agency is working with Silverstein Properties to get the ninth milestone – the excavation of the Tower 2 and Tower 4 sites – completed as quickly as possible. Other progress includes:
Click on Report to View PDF
  • The installation of 1,600 tons of steel for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; for the first time, the public can view the National September 11 Memorial and Museum’s signature reflecting pools taking shape on WTCProgress.com.
  • The completion of the foundation for One World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower, included the pouring of 15,000 cubic yards of the strongest concrete ever used in a New York City commercial office building.
  • The procurement of 22,000 tons of steel for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

For additional details, view our press release or visit WTCProgress.com.

Port Authority Board Approves Participation in Program to Provide Rent Credits to Prospective New WTC Tenants
To promote economic growth in Lower Manhattan, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners, at its meeting on January 22, authorized the Port Authority's participation in an initiative that provides rent credits to new tenants who lease space in the office buildings at The World Trade Center. Read more.
World Trade Center Rendering

Incentive Program Approved to Stimulate Use of Port’s ExpressRail Facilities
To stimulate even greater use of the Port Authority’s ExpressRail system, the agency’s Board of Commissioners approved an incentive program to encourage shippers using the Port of New York and New Jersey to transport even more cargo by rail. View our press release.
A CSX double-stack freight train heads to New Jersey from the Howland Hook Marine Terminal via the Arthur Kill Lift Bridge.