Date:  Aug 08, 2012

Press Release Number:  115


PAPD AND FDNY RESPOND TO A FALSE ALARM AT ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER

This morning, the Port Authority Police Department, the New York City Fire Department and World Trade Center construction staff responded to a false alarm at One World Trade Center. After a thorough search of the building, and as reported by the City’s Office of Emergency Management, “FDNY has concluded their search with negative results (no fire found).” OEM operations concluded at 8:29 a.m. There was no stoppage of work, no evacuation of the building, and no reported injuries. Work continues to move forward on One World Trade Center and throughout the 16-acre site.

CONTACT:
Lisa MacSpadden, Steve Coleman or Anthony Hayes, 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.