Press Release Article


Date: Jan 29, 2014
Press Release Number: 26-2014

B-roll and photo opportunity only

The Port Authority of NY & NJ and The Durst Organization will light the spire atop One World Trade Center to welcome the AFC Champion Denver Broncos, NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks and the millions of fans coming to the region for Super Bowl XLVIII.

In coordination with the NFL’s unveiling of the roman numerals XLVIII on Super Bowl Boulevard in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, January 29, the spire will be lit orange honoring the AFC Champion Denver Broncos and bright green honoring the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks. The team’s colors will alternate until the game’s conclusion, and then the winning team’s color will be seen across the entire metropolitan region.

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

What: Lighting spire atop One World Trade Center for Super Bowl XLXIII

When: Wednesday, January 29 from 6PM – midnight

Where: Recommended photo-op locations are 7th Avenue South (west side of the avenue) and Christopher Street, south east corner West Broadway and Lispendard Street, or anywhere in the Metro area where you can see One WTC

One WTC stands a symbolic 1,776 feet high and is the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere. It features three million square feet of Class A office space and a state-of-the-art observation deck that is being developed and operated by Legends Hospitality. Its tenants include publishing giant Condé Nast, Vantone China Center and the U.S. General Services Administration. The building is designed to be one of the safest commercial structures in the world, and will be one of the most sustainable office buildings of its size with a LEED Gold certification. One World Trade Center is as a joint venture of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and The Durst Organization. For more information, please visit

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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

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