Date: Aug 23, 2005
Press Release Number: 91-2005
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expanding access to a Web site it created earlier this year containing images of about 6,000 personal photos recovered from the World Trade Center site after September 11, 2001. The bistate agency hopes to determine the owners of the photos and is extending access to this Web site to employees of former World Trade Center tenants.
The Web site first was made available to family members of the deceased victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and then to Port Authority employees who were headquartered at the World Trade Center. It contains images of photos that were collected from the World Trade Center site after September 11, 2001.
After being recovered, the photos were restored by Kodak employees. Each image – most are personal photographs that people had in their offices – has an identifying number on it. The photos are in the custody of the Property Division of the New York Police Department, which is handling claims for the photos.
Employees of former tenants at the World Trade Center will be able to visit the Web site, which will continue to be password protected.
To access the site, employees of former tenants should log on to www.panynj.gov/wtci and enter a user name and a password. The user name is the first three letters of the individual’s first name and the full last name. Last names must include all spaces, commas, hyphens and/or periods. Entries are not case-sensitive. The password is a combination of the WTC building number and primary floor to which the individual was assigned.