Date:  Feb 04, 2013

Press Release Number:  13


STATEMENT FROM PORT AUTHORITY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PAT FOYE AND DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BILL BARONI ON THE PASSING OF GUY TOZZOLI, FORMER PORT AUTHORITY DIRECTOR OF THE WORLD TRADE DEPARTMENT

“During his 40-year career with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Guy Tozzoli was one of the agency’s groundbreaking pioneers. He helped develop the first container port on the New Jersey docks in the 1950s and managed the design and construction of the iconic World Trade Center Towers during his tenure as the Director of the World Trade Department in the 1960s. Dedicated in 1973, the then tallest buildings in the world included—at his insistence—the famous Windows on the World restaurant. His dedication to the WTC site was instrumental in fostering world trade and economic development as a critical part of the Port Authority’s mission to create jobs and stimulate economic activity for the region. Guy continued his focus on world trade issues by founding the World Trade Center Association in 1970 to foster trade issues throughout the globe. He leaves behind a powerful legacy, with nearly 100 countries now taking part in the World Trade Centers Association. Guy’s passing is a great loss for this agency and a great loss for the region that he cared about so deeply. On behalf of all at the Port Authority who worked with Guy and befriended him, we extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”

CONTACT: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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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.