Date: Dec 13, 2002
Press Release Number: 137-2002
Controlled Implosion Scheduled for 10 a.m. on December 15
The Port Authority will demolish two structures on the former Procter and Gamble property on Staten Island at 10 a.m. Sunday, December 15, to make way for a new ship-to-rail facility at the Howland Hook Marine Terminal.
A controlled implosion of the structures – the old power plant and smokestack – have been coordinated with New York City’s Police and Fire Departments and the city’s Office of Emergency Management.
A small section of Western Avenue from the gate to the Howland Hook Administration Building to Richmond Terrace will be closed on the morning of the demolition to insure public safety. Traffic on the Goethals Bridge will be stopped briefly during the demolition, but major delays are not expected.
Media wishing to cover the demolition are asked to enter the terminal at the truck gate at the intersection of North Goethals Road and Western Avenue and report to Bob Nixon. A viewing area has been provided for media.