(Ground) Breaking: The Memorial Begins…

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It’s been a few years.

But on Thursday morning, The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the NY/NJ Port Authority will begin construction work on the Museum and Memorial’s footings.

If you happen to have NYPD press credentials, head down at 10:15.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
**MEDIA ADVISORY**
PRESS AVAILABILITY FOR START OF FOOTINGS CONSTRUCTION FOR WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that the start of construction for the footings of the Memorial and Museum will begin on Thursday, August 17th. Foundation and Port Authority officials will hold a press availability at the World Trade Center site for b-roll and photography opportunities.

On Thursday, workers will begin necessary drilling and excavation work to build the foundations for the Memorial and Museum. E.E. Cruz & Company is performing the work. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is managing the construction of the Memorial and Museum and the Foundation is finalizing the design, planning operations, creating the Museum, and raising an additional $170 million for construction and planning.

Renderings are available at buildthememorial.org, click on ‘News’ and ‘Media Images.’

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Time: 10:30am. Press should arrive at 10:15am for check-in.
Location: Gate 7. Enter at Liberty and Washington Streets.
Security: Media covering the event must have NYPD press credentials.
Contact: World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, 212-312-8800