Date: Oct 23, 2012
Press Release Number: 144-2012
Move from JFK Airport’s Hangar 17 set for Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
The Port Authority tomorrow will oversee the transfer of two New York City Fire Department vehicles salvaged from the World Trade Center site after 9/11 as they make their way to their future home in Virginia on Wednesday, October 24.
The FDNY Squad Engine 270 and an FDNY Sedan, which have resided in Hangar 17 at John F. Kennedy International Airport for more than 10 years, will make their way tomorrow by police escort to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Both vehicles responded to the World Trade Center site on the morning of the 9/11 attacks.
Beginning at approximately 10 a.m., crews will transfer the vehicles to flatbed trucks. Several police agencies will then accompany them to the Pentagon, where they will be on display briefly. Their final destination is the future National Museum of Americans in Wartime, which is now under construction in Prince William County in Virginia. The Museum also will receive a piece of steel salvaged from the former parking garage located below the North Tower.
Media interested in covering Wednesday’s event should report to Hangar 17 at 9:00 a.m. To get to the hangar, take the Van Wyck Expressway South, take Exit B and bear right onto 130th Place. Turn left at the third traffic signal onto West Hangar Road and make a second left onto the roadway just before Hangar 17. Continue approximately 600 feet and park on the right in front of the hangar. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Lisa MacSpadden or Anthony Hayes
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the state of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.