Date:  Dec 10, 2012

Press Release Number:  210


THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ AND THE DURST ORGANIZATION INVITE MEDIA TO DOCUMENT THE ARRIVAL OF THE SPIRE FOR ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER FROM PORT NEWARK TO LOWER MANHATTAN

After traveling 1,500 nautical miles down the Atlantic seaboard from Valleyfield, Quebec, the spire that will sit atop One WTC will arrive in lower Manhattan at Pier 25 tomorrow, December 11. The spire will depart Port Newark en route to Pier 25 in the morning, prior to crews moving it to the World Trade Center site where workers will hoist it the top of One WTC early Wednesday. An advisory with details on hoisting the first section of spire will be issued tomorrow.

WHO:
The Port Authority of NY & NJ
The Durst Organization

WHAT:
Photo opportunity of the spire making its way from Port Newark into Lower Manhattan. Media will board a boat for the journey to Port Newark and will then follow the barge transporting the spire back to Pier 25. Media interested in attending are strongly encouraged to RSVP to ahayes@panynj.gov. Please note that the scheduling for this activity could change due to weather conditions. We will notify those who RSVP of any changes.

WHEN:
Tuesday, December 11
8:00 a.m. – boat departs Pier 25
11:30 a.m. – boat returns to Pier 25
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. b-roll opportunities at Pier 25

WHERE:
Pier 25
North Moore and West St.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

The Durst Organization
Jordan Barowitz: 212-257-6605

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.

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.