Monthly Archives: August 2016

One WTC: Lightning Always Strikes the Same Place Twice

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett  The New York/New Jersey region isn’t ‘lightning alley’ – that distinction belongs to Tampa, Fla. Being home to One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, does mean the metropolitan area experiences its … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey, New York, NY/NJ region, NYC, One World Trade Center, PANYNJ, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

PONYNJ: Ten Things You Don’t Know About Shipping

Compiled by Port Authority Staff When it comes to commercial shipping, history is being made across the New York/New Jersey region. From raising the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate larger ships to dredging the port harbor to 50 feet to allow … Continue reading

Posted in Bayonne Bridge, commerical shipping, containerization, Elizabeth, New Jersey, North Atlantic shipping, NY/NJ region, PANYNJ, PONYNJ, Port Authority, Port Newark/Elizabeth Marine Terminal, Port of New York & New Jersey, Port Region, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

The Holland Tunnel Takes a Breather

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett In 1927, hours before the Holland Tunnel was due to open officially, Chief Engineer Ole Singstad wanted a final moment alone with his new tunnel.   Singstad’s major contribution to the tunnel was its ventilation system, … Continue reading

Posted in historic photographs, history, Holland Tunnel, Hudson tunnels, Jersey City, New Jersey, New York, PANYNJ, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,