Press Release Article


Date: Apr 26, 2013
Press Release Number: 42-2013

Media photo opportunity on Monday, April 29 at 12:00 PM


Crews at the World Trade Center site will raise the final sections of spire to the top of One World Trade Center on the morning of April 29. The final section, comprising the 17th and 18th pieces, will bring the building to its iconic height of 1776. Once the pieces are installed, at a later date, the spire will make One WTC the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

WHO: Port Authority of NY & NJ and construction workers

WHAT: Photo opportunity from ground level to capture the raising of the final piece of spire to the top of One WTC

WHEN: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM (Event is weather dependent)

WHERE: Meet at the corner of West and Vesey Streets

ATTIRE: Boots and long pants are required as this is an active construction site. The Port Authority will provide hard hats, vests and protective eyewear. Please RSVP to

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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


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