Press Release Article


Date: Nov 08, 2013
Press Release Number: 116-2013

B-roll and photo opportunity tonight, November 8

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and The Durst Organization will conduct a test of the spire and beacon atop One World Trade Center this evening. Together, the spire and beacon stand 408-feet tall.

The beacon, which is the top section of spire, contains 288 50-watt LED modules that produce 288,000 lumens of light that will enable the spire to be visible up to 50 miles on a clear night. The spire will serve a state-of-the-art broadcast facility, to be operated by The Durst Organization. It will provide unparalleled transmission services for the region’s broadcast outlets. Ironworkers completed installation of the spire on May 10, 2013 bringing One World Trade Center to its iconic height of 1,776 feet.

Who: The Port Authority of NY and NJ and The Durst Organization

What: Test lighting of the spire and beacon

When: Friday, November 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Spire and beacon will be visible throughout the city.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
The Durst Organization

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 the Western Hemisphere. 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 raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit

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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