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HISTORIC “LAST COLUMN” TO RETURN TO WTC SITE

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: HISTORIC “LAST COLUMN” TO RETURN TO WTC SITE
From Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:00 am to Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:59 am (included)
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**MEDIA ADVISORY**

HISTORIC “LAST COLUMN” TO RETURN TO WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE FOR PERMANENT INSTALLATION IN MUSEUM

On August 24, the historic “Last Column,” the final steel beam to be removed from the World Trade Center site, will return to the site for permanent installation in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The 36-foot high “Last Column” was covered in tributes from workers, rescue personnel, and family members before the column was removed from the site, marking the end of the recovery efforts in May 2002.
The "Last Column" will be delievered from Hangar 17 at JFK airport to the World Trade Center site on the morning of August 24. The column is expected to proceed down West Street from 42nd street to the World Trade Center site from approximately 4:00am-5:00am. Media wishing to photograph or film Column as it approaches the World Trade Center site is advised to locate along West Street between 4:00am and 5:00am.

After arrival at the WTC site, the “Last Column” will be prepared for transfer, attached to a crane, picked, and lowered for permanent installation in the planned Museum exhibition space. Media is invited to the site at 10:00am to cover its installation.

9/11 Memorial & Museum and Port Authority representatives will be available for interviews before and after the “Last Column” is lowered into the site.

Please note: This opportunity is subject to weather conditions. If postponement is necessary, an updated advisory will be issued.

WHAT: Move of “Last Column”

WHERE: Enter World Trade Center site Gate 7 (Liberty and Greenwich Street).

WHEN: Press must arrive at 10:00am for set-up.

WHO: Representatives from the Port Authority of NY&NJ; Joe Daniels, Memorial & Museum President; Lou Mendes, Memorial & Museum Vice President of Design and Construction; Alice Greenwald, Museum Director will be available for interviews.

RSVP: Media planning to cover the event should RSVP to press@national911memorial.org or call 212-312-8808.

NOTE: All media representatives must wear long pants and boots or hard shoes to enter the site and have proper media credentials. Anyone wearing sneakers or shorts will not be allowed on site.

CONTACT: NS11MM, Lynn Rasic/Michelle Breslauer 212-312-8800
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Candace McAdams, 212-435-7777
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