2005 News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2005
DC 37 re-opens 125 Barclay St. entrance,
closed since September 11th
District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts along with other
DC 37 officials cut a green ribbon today to officially reopen the 125
Barclay Street entrance of the union's headquartersone block north
of Ground Zerowhich has been closed since September 11th, 2001.
"DC 37's main entrance at 125 Barclay Street was closed
on 9/11 when our member, retirees and staff were forced to flee the building.
Because of rebuilding at Ground Zero, it has not been safe to reopen it
until now," said Ms. Roberts.
"DC 37's building staff has done a tremendous job of bringing our
headquarters back to full operation. Today we reopen this entrance in
the spirit of healing from those tragic events and moving forward."
In addition to a new marble façade to replace the one damaged on
9/11, the union's logo atop the Barclay Street side of the building has
been freshly painted to guide members and visitors to the reopened entrance.
Inside the lobby, a lighted display of photos and text pays tribute to
the hundreds of DC 37 members who worked so hard on rescue and recovery
at Ground Zerofour of whom gave their
lives in the effort.
DC 37 has been a major part of Tribeca for 32 years, moving into its headquarters
building in 1973. Originally, the old World Telegram Sun newspaper occupied
125 Barclay Street. After 9/11 the building was closed for six months;
until now the only access has been through the back entrance.
District Council 37 represents 121,000 city employees
and 50,000 retirees.