Celebrating the Construction of the World Trade Center

Celebrating the Construction of the World Trade Center

On June 23, the 9/11 Tribute Center honored Steven Plate, Chief of Major Capital Projects at the Port Authority of NY and NJ, for his outstanding work in the construction of the World Trade Center. Building on the excitement of the opening of the World Trade Center Complex, the 9/11 Tribute Center recognized the incredible work and tireless dedication of Steven Plate at a breakfast reception at 4 World Trade Center.

Steven Plate has led the World Trade Center (WTC) Reconstruction Program for over 10 years, which includes the construction of the Transportation Hub; One World Trade Center; the National September 11th Memorial and Museum which incorporates one of the largest man made water features in the world; a state of the art Vehicular Security Center; a 12,500 ton Central Chiller Plant providing a “green” source of chilled water for all of the project’s public space; and a new 500,000 square foot WTC Mall and Pedestrian Concourse, providing high end retail for Lower Manhattan.

Steve is responsible for all aspects of these projects including, planning, financial strategies, processes, operations and the management of Agency internal personnel and consultant supplemental staff, as well as coordination with outside governmental entities, major real estate developers and construction firms. Steve has been a friend of the Tribute Center for over ten years, and the Tribute Center is pleased to be able to honor his contributions to the revitalization of Lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center.

The breakfast supported the 9/11 Tribute Center’s education programming for students and visitors, as well as programs for the 9/11 community – families, survivors, first responders, recovery workers and Lower Manhattan residents. Companies and unions who have participated in rebuilding the World Trade Center complex, as well as tenants and retailers, joined the Tribute Center in honoring Steve and highlighting the community that will bring increased vibrancy to Lower Manhattan.

The reception was supported by Louis Berger and Skanska, as well as 5 Star Electric, ASM Mechanical, Firecom, Iron Workers – Local 40, Pitta & Giblin LLP, Railroad Construction Company, Sciame Construction, Silverstein Properties, STV, Inc. and Tishman Construction among many other generous friends and patrons.