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Author: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Media Relations
One of the recurring comments overheard in elevators and around water coolers at the Port Authority is there aren’t many people who are aware of the really cool transportation stuff the agency does every day. These stories rarely make the news cycle. Not many of us would pause anyway to think about the intermodal freight system that delivers fresh fish to our region, while out dining at a restaurant on Alaskan sockeye salmon.
The iconic Apple Fence that amused passengers at LaGuardia Airport’s old Central Terminal Building for almost 30 years was a labor of love for Dominick DaSilva – not just once, but twice. As a recent college graduate in 1992, DaSilva was responsible for building and installing the fence as a Port Authority public art project. Nearly three decades years later while working for the contractor building a new Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, he had the job of saving it. The Apple Fence, originally measuring 3,000 linear feet – or the length of 30 football fields – is in fact…