Hugh O’Kane Electric Company, Inc. Commemorates 18th Anniversary of 9/11

Electrical Contractor Invites All to Honor the Past and Never Forget with a Visit to the September 11th Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero

New York (PRWeb) September 09, 2019 -- September 11th is a day marked by solemn remembrance for the lives that were lost 18 years ago. It is also the time for us to recognize the heroism of first responders and recovery workers, whose service reflects the best of humanity even during the most difficult of times. Still, there are others whose efforts helped in the rebuilding and restoration of Ground Zero in the wake of tragedy.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Hugh O'Kane Electric immediately went into action to restore the numerous telecom networks that were crippled by the destruction. For weeks on end, the men and women of Hugh O'Kane Electric worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to re-establish communication to the businesses of New York. As a result, the New York Stock Exchange was able to open only days after the terrorist attacks.

Previously, after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the team at Hugh O'Kane Electric responded immediately to restore the network of the company’s original telecom customer, Teleport. Through a little ingenuity and a lot of back-breaking labor, Hugh O'Kane Electric was able to restore power and connectivity to the B6 Level, where the Teleport switch was situated, in a brief amount of time. Since then, Hugh O'Kane Electric has been a leading CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) network contractor in New York City.

In the years following the destruction of the World Trade Center, Hugh O'Kane Electric was contracted on the National September 11th Memorial & Museum project at Ground Zero. For three years, more than 100 electricians worked to construct the infrastructure electrical system that powers the two reflecting pools that lie where the towers once stood. These are some of the largest man-made waterfalls constructed in the United States.

“For many years and through multiple events, our men and women have served the City of New York admirably,” said John O'Kane, Vice President of Hugh O’Kane Electric. "Our team worked for several years to build the National September 11th Memorial & Museum, and as the 18th anniversary of 9/11 draws near, I invite everyone to visit the Memorial with their families and take a moment to appreciate all that has been accomplished."

Hugh O’Kane Electric continues to provide electric service for various World Trade Center infrastructure projects in a way that both honors the fallen victims while sending a message of resilience to the world.

About Hugh O’Kane Electric:

Hugh O’Kane Electric Company, Inc. (HOK) has been a leading provider of electrical construction and maintenance services to businesses in the Greater New York metropolitan area since 1946. HOK is licensed to provide Electrical services throughout New York and New Jersey. The company has installed power, lighting, fire alarm, security, data systems, specialty infrastructure systems, and specialty network systems for a wide range of industries and institutions. The HOK Telecommunications division provides leading-edge design, construction, installation and maintenance of state-of-the-art telecom networks for wire line, fiber optic, and wireless networks. With its staff of electricians and technicians available for immediate response, HOK specializes in high-quality, fast track jobs. The company’s reputation is built upon attention to detail while meeting clients’ time frames and budgets. For more information, please visit

Contact Information:

John O'Kane

Hugh O'Kane Electric

+1 2124316007

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