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World Trade Center Construction Tour

September 7, 2012


State Dept Image/Sep 07, 2012/New York, New York
Date: 09/07/2012 Location: New York, New York Description: Foreign media visiting the World Trade Center Construction as part of the New York Foreign Press Center's tour. - State Dept Image

September 7, 2012; New York City, 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 more than 50 foreign media representatives' participation in a September 7 press tour of 4 World Trade Center – the first office tower that will be completed and opened on the original 16-acre World Trade Center site. Officials from Silverstein Properties, Maki & Associates Architects and Tishman Construction were on hand to discuss the tower’s development, design and construction. The 72-story Maki-designed tower, which will open in late 2013, is a significant focus of lower Manhattan's renewal and economic re-development in the post-9/11 period. Renderings, photos, animation and fact sheets depicting 4 World Trade Center and the overall redevelopment were made available to journalists. The tours and interviews were held inside the 4WTC construction site.