The long-awaited National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, dedicated to the victims of the terror attacks at the World Trade Center in New York on 11 Sep 2001, will open to the public in 21 May 2014.
Planners had hoped to complete the memorial in the cavernous space below the site of the attack, which destroyed the center, in time for the 10th anniversary in 2011. Engineering and construction complications, funding disputes, and the recent severe flooding by Hurricane Sandy of the underground site in Oct 2012 set back the plans for the opening. A new dispute is the price of the tickets to the museum -- $US 24 - which has been attacked as too high. Victims' families, emergency personnel and certain other attack site workers will be exempt.
Date written/update: 2014-05-15