Date:  Oct 22, 2013

Press Release Number:  107


MEDIA ADVISORY - MAJOR WORLD TRADE CENTER PEDESTRIAN CORRIDOR TO OPEN ON OCTOBER 24 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 9/11

Key pedestrian link will improve access for tens of thousands of daily travelers

The Port Authority, Westfield Group and Brookfield Office Properties will announce the opening of the World Trade Center West Concourse at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24. The opening of the concourse to the public is a major milestone in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. It marks the first time the pedestrian link between the World Trade Center site, Brookfield Place (formerly the World Financial Center) and the New York Waterway Ferry Terminal will be restored to the public since September 11, 2001.

Who:
Representatives from The Port Authority, Westfield Group & Brookfield Office Properties

What:
Opening of the World Trade Center West Concourse and Brookfield Place Pavilion

When:
Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:00 AM
Press registration from 10:15 - 10:45AM. Late arrivals will not be accommodated.

Where:
Meet at the World Trade Center PATH Station entrance at West Broadway and Vesey Street.

RSVP:
Credentialed media only. RSVP to ahayes@panynj.gov.

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CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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 the Western Hemisphere. 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 raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.