Unit 2 – Definitions

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is a bi-state government agency that builds, operates and maintains the metropolitan region’s transportation facilities, including the airports, marine terminals and ports, the PATH train, bus terminal, and the tunnels and bridges between New York and New Jersey.

February 26, 1993 is the date of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A car bomb was detonated in the garage of the North Tower by an Islamic extremist group. Although their plan to cause the North Tower to fall onto the South Tower was not successful, six people were killed and over a thousand were injured.

The World Trade Center (WTC) is a seven-building complex on a sixteen-acre site. Buildings 1 and 2, also known as the North and South Tower respectively, were the tallest in the complex at 110 stories and were affectionately referred to as the Twin Towers. (See map)

The 9/11 Tribute Museum Volunteer Program supports people who were affected by the events of September 11th. They share their personal experiences with the public while serving as walking tour guides.

Human Resource Department is a personnel department that provides policies, procedures, people- friendly guidelines and support within an organization.