Date: Oct 27, 2011
Press Release Number: 128-2011
One World Trade Center, already the tallest structure in Lower Manhattan, took advantage of its growing prominence in the New York skyline to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by shining pink for the remainder of October.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Tishman Construction and Five Star Electric have collaborated to light the under-construction building – which is now at 86 floors – to commemorate this important cause. For more than a quarter century, October has been the month to highlight breast cancer awareness, with pink used to symbolize the efforts to combat the disease by raising funds for research, prevention and cure.
The Port Authority also highlighted three employees in a brief video that discusses their personal history with breast cancer, and how important it is to raise awareness. To see the video, go to: www.YouTube.com/WTCProgress.
“The Port Authority has made a commitment to being part of the fight to find a cure for breast cancer,” said Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni. “By lighting One World Trade Center pink, we join millions of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans dedicated to raising awareness and finding a cure.”
The Port Authority also has marked the month by lighting in pink the LED necklace lights of the George Washington Bridge, and the control towers at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Stewart International Airport.
To learn more about One World Trade Center, visit, http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/one-wtc.html.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Justine Karp, 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.