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What the 9/11 Museum Was Like for One Victim's Brother

Steve Kandell reflects on having your worst day turned into a tourist attraction

(Newser) - After Steve Kandell's sister was killed in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, his family objected to the media referring to her as a hero. Shari "was just a person who happened to have gotten to work a little early on a Tuesday morning, and that... More »

Pols Avoid Ground Zero as Cost Debate Rages

Obama, Romney put negative ads on hold

(Newser) - For the first time, no elected officials will speak at Ground Zero on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the AP reports. While many hailed the change as a separation of 9/11 from any sort of political agenda—"The fact that the politicians will not be involved, to... More »

9/11 Memorial App Puts Twin Towers Back in Skyline

Project aims to recreate classic image for those who never saw it

(Newser) - A smartphone app currently in the works will offer a view of the New York City skyline as it once was. The app will tell you how to aim your phone toward Ground Zero; it then superimposes an image of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center as they... More »

NYC Short $3M for 9/11 Memorial

Port Authority refuses to pay

(Newser) - New York’s long-awaited 9/11 Memorial is supposed to open in just a couple months, but officials still need another $3 million to finish the thing—and Port Authority says it won’t pay. “I’m going down to City Hall today to make it clear that somebody else... More »

9/11 Families: Do Not Bury Remains at Museum

Some families insist they were not consulted

(Newser) - More than 9,000 pieces of human remains from the World Trade Center attacks remain unidentified and unclaimed—but some relatives of the 9/11 victims aren't happy with their proposed final resting place, the AP reports. The plan is to house the remains seven stories underground at the National September... More »

To Some, WTC Museum Just as Controversial as Mosque

It's too soon for some families to think about memorial

(Newser) - The Ground Zero mosque is getting all the attention, but it’s far from the only controversial building with a planned location near the World Trade Center site. Victims’ families are being asked to donate photos and mementos to the 9/11 museum being built underground in the Trade Center's foundation... More »

NYC Observes Moment of Silence

(Newser) - New Yorkers observed a moment of silence this morning to mark the minute the first jet hit the World Trade Center eight years ago. Three more were planned to mark the second strike and the moments each tower collapsed. Similar ceremonies will take place at the Pentagon and crash site... More »

NYC Sends 9/11 Wreckage to Memorials Nationwide

Steel beams from World Trade Center travel to towns big and small

(Newser) - Some 2,000 pieces of twisted steel, the remains of the World Trade Center, are sitting at a hangar at Kennedy Airport in New York. Eight years after the attack, the city is inviting mayors and first responders from around the country to take pieces of the fallen buildings, some... More »

9/11 Memorial Exec Quits Amid Criminal Probe

Contractor under investigation for overbilling at NYC projects

(Newser) - The construction executive in charge of the 9/11Memorial and other major New York City projects abruptly resigned yesterday amid a federal criminal probe into padded bills, the New York Daily News reports. James Abadie's employer, Bovis Lend Lease, is being investigated over allegations it inflated overtime bills on projects, including... More »

Freedom Tower Gets New Name: 1 World Trade Center

Ex-gov blasts decision to rebrand skyscraper

(Newser) - The Freedom Tower is gone, and it hasn’t even been built yet, the New York Daily News reports: The Port Authority announced today that it would change the name of the building being constructed at Ground Zero to 1 World Trade Center. The new, or old, name is “... More »

WTC Project Years Behind, Billions Over

Memorial unlikely to be ready for 10th anniversary of 9/11

(Newser) - The problem-plagued World Trade Center rebuilding project will be completed years behind schedule and up to $3 billion over budget, reports the Wall Street Journal. Construction of the various elements of the $15 billion complex—which includes a sprawling 9/11 memorial, office towers, a performing arts center, and a transportation... More »

Moving Day for 9/11's Stairway to Freedom

Way out of horror for thousands of survivors will be part of memorial

(Newser) - A potent symbol of survival on 9/11—a 37-step staircase used by thousands to escape the Twin Towers—was temporarily moved yesterday as part of a compromise plan that will incorporate the structure into the World Trade Center memorial. The stairs were hoisted on a flatbed and shifted to another... More »

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