Accession Number: C.2009.181.7
Dimensions: 30.125 in X 32 in X 1 in
Dimensions (Metric): 76.5175 cm X 81.28 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Nancy D. Seliga, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Black mesh vest issued by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The vest has front pockets and closes in the front with Velcro straps. "General Property Manager" is printed in yellow on the upper left breast, and "PA-NY & NJ | WTC | Official" is printed in yellow on the back.
As owner and former operator of the World Trade Center, the Port Authority had instituted security and fire safety protocols for building occupants. Employees practiced duties and responsibilities in the event of an emergency in the complex. On 9/11, they collected radios, flashlights, whistles, and other gear to assist building tenants. This vest was worn on 9/11 by Port Authority employee Nancy Seliga, building manager for the North Tower.