Incidents Force Security Change At WTC

NEW YORK (AP) -

Security efforts at the World Trade Center site will be reshuffled in the wake of two highly publicized breaches.

The Port Authority announced Wednesday that Allied Barton, a firm that provides unarmed security at the region’s major airports, will from now perform the same function at the trade center site.

Security has been a concern since a teenager sneaked onto the top of 1 World Trade Center’s spire in March, and three parachutists jumped from the top of the building last fall.

Allied Barton’s four-year, $221million contract signed last year will be expanded by about $60million.