September 11 Museum Opening Pushed Back Past 11th Anniversary
The opening of the National September 11 Memorial Museum is being pushed back from its scheduled September 2012 opening date. The construction of the newly-opened memorial and the accompanying museum is a joint project between The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, two entities that have recently been at each others’ throats over cost overruns on the project amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars.
As The WSJ reports, “[f]ueling the battle is $156 million that the Port Authority . . . says the foundation owes for construction costs. Port Authority officials have said privately they are concerned about the museum having enough money to finish the job, people familiar with the dispute said.”
For visitors to the site, rest assured that the memorial itself was opened on time, and tickets — though somewhat hard to come by — are available here at the 9/11 Memorial’s web site.