World Trade Center Memorial and Museum to Cost $1 Billion

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Today, the Daily News brings us our first glimpse of what the new, reassessed costs of the World Trade Center rebuilding might be. The September 11 memorial and museum, originally priced at $610 million, is now estimated at over $1 billion — a 65 percent increase. It also won't be ready until 2013 or 2014, well after the tenth anniversary of the attacks, as had orginally been promised.

Some aging survivors and relatives are worried they won't live to see the day they can celebrate the opening of the memorial. But the worst part is that there's likely to be a lot more bad news coming from the Port Authority going into the fall, as they reevaluate their schedules and budgets. This is just the beginning.

Cost of 9/11 memorial and museum at Ground Zero expected to hit $1 billion [NYDN]
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