Date: Oct 01, 2010
Press Release Number: 69-2010
George Washington Bridge Necklace Lighting and JFK Tower Illuminate Awareness
WHAT: The 156 LED necklace lights of the George Washington Bridge will shine pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, the exterior of the New York-JFK air traffic control tower will have a pink hue.
WHERE: Media interested in filming the necklace lighting are advised to do so at either of the following locations in New Jersey:
The JFK air traffic control tower can be viewed from the Red Parking lot across from the American Airlines Terminal. For access, please call Port Authority Media Relations at 212-435-7777.
WHEN: Beginning tonight, the LED necklace lights of the George Washington Bridge will glow pink for the entire month of October. The JFK tower will be lit pink for the upcoming week.
WHY: For the past 26 years, October has been recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Created in order to heighten awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure, the color pink has become a symbol for this month.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Jen Friedberg or Sara Beth Joren, 212 435-7777
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Port Authority Auto Marine Terminal; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan and is a partner in the Access to the Region’s Core tunnel project.