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MEDIA ADVISORY PORT AUTHORITY TO RAISE FINAL SECTION OF SPIRE TO THE TOP OF ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER

Date: May 01, 2013
Press Release Number: 45-2013

Photo and B-roll opportunity on Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 AM

WIND & WEATHER DEPENDENT

Crews at the World Trade Center site are poised to raise the final sections of spire to the top of One World Trade Center this morning, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. Workers will raise Sections 17 and 18 to a temporary work platform atop the structure. Ironworkers will install the sections at a later date. When complete, One WTC will stand an iconic 1776 feet high, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

WHO: Port Authority of NY & NJ World Trade Center Construction team

WHAT: Photo opportunity for credentialed media only from ground level to capture the raising of the final section of spire to the top of One WTC

WHEN:Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM (Event is wind and weather dependent)

WHERE: Meet at the corner of West and Vesey Streets

ATTIRE: Boots and long pants required. The Port Authority will provide hard hats, vests and protective eyewear. 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.


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