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FAÇADE OF ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER TAKES SHAPE AS WORKERS INSTALL 'GREEN TECHNOLOGY' PODIUM PANELS

Date: Feb 14, 2013
Press Release Number: 22-2013

Photo Opportunity at World Trade Center Site on Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m.

Specialized, green technology is coming into full view at One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Construction workers at the Port Authority's 16-acre World Trade Center site are installing new state-of-the-art, 'green technology' glass panels at the street level podium wall of One World Trade Center. The base of One World Trade will feature 2,000 specially made frosted glass panels designed with a high-performance, low- admittance coating to maximize sunlight and minimize heat gain.

WHO: Port Authority of NY & NJ and construction workers

WHAT: Photo opportunity of installation of podium glass panels

WHEN: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

WHERE: Meet at PATH entrance at West Broadway and Vesey Street

ATTIRE: Boots required as this is an active construction site. Anyone not wearing boots will not be escorted onto the site. The Port Authority will provide hard hats, vests and protective eyewear. Please RSVP to ahayes@panynj.gov.

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CONTACT: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

212-435-7777

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.