THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE SINCE THE LAST VISIT BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2008

Date: May 04, 2011
Press Release Number: 23-2011

President Obama last visited the World Trade Center site in September 2008.

Since that time, the site has changed dramatically. One World Trade Center is now a fixture in the New York skyline, the two signature reflecting pools for the 9/11 Memorial are complete, the iconic steel arches for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub mezzanine have been installed underground and 3,000 skilled workers pour over the site every day.

Most importantly, the 9/11 Memorial is on track to open for the 10th anniversary later this year.

The following is the status of construction of the various components on the 16-acre World Trade Center site.

9/11 Memorial

One World Trade Center

WTC Transportation Hub

Towers 2, 3 and 4


Photo of the WTC site


CONTACT:

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Steve Coleman, 212 435-7777

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is self-sufficient and does not receive tax dollars from either state, 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 Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.