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World Trade Center (WTC) Site Tour

August 4, 2011


Date: 08/04/2011 Location: New York, NY Description: Foreign media visiting the World Trade Center (WTA) site, wearing safety gear where they took video and photographs; and also interviewed construction team members and facility developers. - State Dept Image

August 4, 2011; New York, NY
Contact: New York Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Melissa Waheibi
Telephone:  646-282-2835; email: waheibimn@state.gov

The New York Foreign Press Center coordinated a press event at the World Trade Center (WTC) construction site attended by ninety foreign media from Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East.  The event was hosted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Silverstein Properties. 

Journalists wore safety gear to access the WTC construction site where they took video and photographs, and interviewed construction team members and facility developers.  A formal presentation by Port Authority and WTC officials inside 7 World Trade Center followed the construction site access.  One-on-one interviews followed the presentations.