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Port Authority holds 1st board meeting at World Trade Center since 2001 attacks

  • FILE- In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, Midtown Manhattan is viewed by visitors to the 62nd floor of 4 World Trade Center in New York. On Thursday, April 30, 2015, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will hold its monthly board meeting in the building. It will be the first since shortly before a terrorist attack leveled the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    FILE- In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, Midtown Manhattan is viewed by visitors to the 62nd floor of 4 World Trade Center in New York. On Thursday, April 30, 2015, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will hold its monthly board meeting in the building. It will be the first since shortly before a terrorist attack leveled the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2013, file photo, 4 World Trade Center, center, rises above waterfalls at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York. The monthly Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board meeting to be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 will be the first held at the World Trade Center site since shortly before the Sept. 11 attacks leveled the trade center towers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2013, file photo, 4 World Trade Center, center, rises above waterfalls at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York. The monthly Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board meeting to be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 will be the first held at the World Trade Center site since shortly before the Sept. 11 attacks leveled the trade center towers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  (The Associated Press)

The monthly board meeting of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will mark a milestone for the powerful bistate agency.

Thursday's session will be the first board meeting held at the World Trade Center site since shortly before the Sept. 11 attacks leveled the trade center towers. Among the nearly 3,000 people killed that day were 84 Port Authority employees.

The Port Authority's new offices in 4 World Trade Center overlook the Sept. 11 museum and memorial pavilion. Agency officials say the human resources department set up a program to ease the transition for employees, some of whom had concerns about returning to the trade center site.

The agency moved to offices on Park Avenue in Manhattan after Sept. 11.