The site of the World Trade Center was filled with joy yesterday after a New York woman delivered a healthy baby.
The baby girl weighs six pounds, 14 oz. (3.1 kilos). She was delivered by Officer Brian McGraw on the mezzanine concourse of the station, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the station, said.
The Port Authority said in a statement, “The woman stated she felt the baby coming and the officers prepared the area and aided for a possible birth.”
“Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and within a couple of minutes the woman delivered a baby girl.”
Asenat, her parents and her two year old brother were transported to Beekman Downtown Hospital in lower Manhattan.
Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority, said she was the first baby born at the World Trade Center since original twin towers were destroyed in 9/11 attacks.
The first residents of the newly rebuilt World Trade Center moved in last year.