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World Trade Center Spire Case Study

World Trade Center Spire Traffic Safety Service

World Trade Center Spire 

The World Trade Center Spire installation culminated over a decade-long effort to restore a vital part of New York City as well as memorialize the tragic events of 9/11. A day that will live in infamy, the loss of the Twin Towers forever changed both America and the watching world. What was once considered a black mark in our nation’s history is being rebuilt into the new World Trade Center, which has come to represent hope and triumph over extremism through the efforts of partners and patriots throughout the United States.

After a 1,500-mile trek from Quebec, Canada, the 1,776-foot spire arrived at Chelsea Pier, New Jersey ready for installation. While the long ocean journey ended without difficulty, the transfer from Chelsea Pier to the construction site had to be planned and executed carefully.

Eager to lend their expertise, Traffic Safety Service was available with their team to provide a solution. Since 1971, Traffic Safety Service had been involved in many varying, high impact construction zones that have bettered both local communities and the American public and claim the crowning moment in their history came during the transport of the new World Trade Center spire.

“One word comes to mind with Traffic Safety Service’s involvement with the World Trade Center project, Patriotism. We take pride in each and every job we perform, but to TSS and our staff, it was more than a job, it was being proud to be an American.” Stated Mike Pecoraro, Chief Operating Officer of Traffic Safety Service in a recent interview.

Traffic Safety Service’s Role in the World Trade Center Spire Installation

Traffic Safety Service’s Lane Closure division used their abilities to close The West Side Highway, redirect traffic, and ensure the entire project’s efficiency. “Due to the complexity of the area’s traffic,” states John Sandy, General Manager at Traffic Safety Service, “numerous on ramps and off ramps throughout New York City had to be temporarily closed without gaining traffic buildup. As one of the busiest urban environments in the country, Traffic Safety Service was up for the challenge.”

“In these types of circumstances, people often become impatient, placing themselves in harm’s way to try to go through our equipment and men. With our effective lane closure team and working in conjunction with NYC Department of Transportation and the NYPD, not one injury took place on the work-site.” Stated Michael Pecoraro. “Only with the experience from many years in this business were we able to successfully do our part to help finish the World Trade Spire project, effectively controlling traffic while maintaining a steady flow of movement.”

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About Traffic Safety Service, LLC:

Since 1971, Traffic Safety Service, LLC has been and continues to be a leading manufacturer and distributor of Traffic Control Devices and pedestrian safety products and services, making people, roads, and communities safer. Traffic Safety Service specializes in lane closures and traffic control, also known as maintenance and protection of traffic. Maintaining safe and smoothly flowing roadways despite closures, traffic detours, and road obstructions is our #1 priority. Proud to be an American company, we manufacture custom sign products and are 100% American-made to uphold the highest standards of safety. TSS manufactures and distributes many items: taxiway markers and airport products, truck fabrication and TMA installation, A-Frame Barricades, Type I – Type II – Type III barricades, water filled barrier, traffic control plans, ground mount attenuators (GMA), emergency management trailer packages, smart work zone systems, concrete barrier installation, variable message signs (VMS), arrow boards, light towers, portable traffic signals, speed limit radar trailers, cone layer trucks, bucket vans, bucket trucks, lane closure and flagger services. Traffic Safety Service, LLC stands behind our products with the highest principles and is proud to maintain the highest certification levels available in our industry, including OSHA, ATSSA Flagger & Traffic Control Coordinator Rutgers, and SWAC. We are proud to offer 24/7 service 365 days per year.