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WORK CREWS AT ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER TO LIFT FIRST PIECE OF ICONIC SPIRE TO THE TOP OF BUILDING ON DECEMBER 12

Date: Dec 11, 2012
Press Release Number: 212-2012

The first section of spire that will reside atop One World Trade Center is slated to be hoisted tomorrow morning after arriving today at Pier 25 in Lower Manhattan.

Nine of 18 sections of spire that traveled 1,500 nautical miles down the Atlantic seaboard from Valleyfield, Quebec, arrived in Port Newark, New Jersey over the Thanksgivingholiday. A barge transported the sections to Manhattan this morning in preparation for lifting the first pieces to the top of the 104-story building tomorrow morning.

WHO:
The Port Authority of NY & NJ
The Durst Organization

WHAT:
Photo opportunity of workers hoisting the first piece of spire to the top of One World Trade Center. Media interested in attending should RSVP to ahayes@panynj.gov to ensure availability of safety gear that will be required on site. Please note that the scheduling for this activity could change due to weather. We will notify those who RSVP of any changes.

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Staff will meet media at the World Trade Center PATH Station at the corner of Vesey and West Broadway at 7:45 a.m. Media must be in boots.Hard hats and safety vests will be provided.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of NY & NJ 212-435-7777
The Durst Organization Jordan Barowitz: 212-257-6605

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, supportsmore 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.

The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers. The Durst Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential property.

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