September 11th, 2012
01:32 AM ET

Construction to resume on national 9/11 museum, Bloomberg and Cuomo say

The budgetary dispute that has delayed the opening of the National September 11 Memorial Museum has been resolved, according to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The museum was scheduled to open on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, but disagreements over funding, financing and oversight of the museum between the 9/11 Memorial and Museum Foundation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have halted construction. The foundation controls the memorial and museum; the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns the World Trade Center site.

Late Monday, all parties entered into a "memorandum of understanding," an agreement that allows them to restart construction on the stalled museum project.

"My goal during this period has been to get construction on the museum restarted," said Bloomberg, who is chairman of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum Foundation. "This agreement ensures that it will be restarted very soon and will not stop until the museum is completed."


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  1. RevNowWhileWeCan

    If you truly want to honor those who died and continue to die because of the events of 9/11, don’t light a candle, wear a ribbon or fly a flag at half mast. Demand an independent, transparent committee in response to the disrespectful, secretive, selective information posed by the laughable 9/11 “official report”.

    September 11, 2012 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    Deepest condolences to those touched by these cowardly attacks 11 years ago. Ignore the conspiracy theorists who disrespectfully use your pain for their own sick ends.

    Conspiracy theorists – just go back to babbling about UFO's. Your not hurting anyone by doing that.

    September 11, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Thank you, Bombo.
      Now, if only I could escape them the other 364 days of the year...

      September 11, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • RevNowWhileWeCan

      "The use of 'conspiracy theory' as a derogatory - as an epithet almost - is something the propagandists have perfected over the decades, and it's a useful tool for eliminating articulate dissent and other points of view, and information that might be inconvenient for a policy agenda." – Chris Sanders, Oil, Smoke & Mirrors
      Ignoring the truth doesn't mean a "conspiracy" didn't happen. I could post hundreds of links from people with tin-foil hats in their basements or I could give you hundreds of links from people in the highest levels of government and military who have come out and openly stated that the 911 Commission is a "complete whitewash" but I suspect you'll ignore all of THOSE ufo watchers, put a "We Will Never Forget" post in your Facebook feed then go back to your regularly scheduled pundit on what to believe next. People like YOU are the ones hindering progress of victims family members who still want honest answers with ad hominem attacks meant to discredit or shame anyone questioning the "official story".

      September 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Blah blah blah rev, I wasn't addressing you, I was addressing those family members of 911 victims who are being further victimized by evil liars making MONEY by spreading lies about this tragedy. I don't think you are one of those evil liars, but you are one of their mindless sheep.

      September 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    On this day of rememberance, my thoughts, as usual, go out to all the victims of this tragedy. The unecessary loss of civilian life, and those of the first responders in their attempt to rescue them from a hellish fate, will always be remembered.
    To the families and friends of those lost, my deepest condolences.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sqeet

    Happy Muslim Day!!! Even though we all know the real story

    September 11, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    good morning all.
    While our thoughts are with the famillies of the victims of that heinous crime against America and the world, we need to contemplate on the crime itself. need to come out of the futile denial mode.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    To recap.
    Just 4 months after 9/11. The German Defense and intelligence minister Von Buelow spilled the beans on 9/11. Directly complicating Bush and the CIA in this crime. Both bush and the secy of state had to scramble and meet german leaders to suppress the info but the world knew.
    Von Buelow had said " Bush cartel and CIA murdered innocent Americans".

    September 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Then during the hearings of our own 9/11 Commission almost 50 top military and defense officials 100 others testified.
    Gen Albert tubblbine Command.general of US intelligence,Col.Robert Bowman PhD Director of Advance Space program, decorated fighter pilot and combat vet, Raymond l.McGovern, Chairman Natl.Intelligence Estimates and a CIA veteran, Col.G.Nelson US Airforce Director of Aircraft Accident Investigation,Col.donald D.Ray ,US Marine Asst.Secy of Defence.Lt.Col Anthony Shaffer US Army member of "Able Danger" anti Al-Qaeda wing & Director of "Humint" human intelligence, Lt.Col. Karen Kwalkwoski PhD Air force political officer with Director of Nat. Security. The list goes on.
    All corroborating that it was an inside job. Their testimonies are on record.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Rep.Curt Weldon, V,Chair human services Comm.,Sen Max Cleland,Mike Gravel and other members of (/11 Comm who frustrated with govt blocking their investigations declared it an inside job. Lows Freeh ex-Director FBI, CIA 's own asset Susan lindauer who in her book confessed that CIA knew about Mossad's involvement in the attacks.

    September 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • RevNowWhileWeCan

      While you state fact after fact the cognitive dissonance that still remains on this issue is palpable. It's sad that so many will just light a candle today then forget about it tomorrow. Keep at it. I'm with you. Exposure is the only way and we know it won't come in the form of any MSM outlets.

      September 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Paul Hellyer the Canadian defense minister, Gen. Leonid Ivaskov JCS Russian armies, President Francesco Cossiga all declaring it an inside job.
    One of the most respected American investigative journalist Alex jones, broadcaster and film maker. Gordon Duff, decorated 'Nam vet and editor of Veterans Today, the F.Affairs and military magazine and on and on.
    Its simply overwhelming.
    Rumsfeld declaring just a day before 9/11 that there are 2.3 trillion missing from DOD and lot more which points to factors against what we have been kled to believe.

    September 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    It appears I cannot.
    Today I will honor my loved ones I lost that day by going to visit their graves.
    Have a splendid day; I shant be back on this thread today.

    September 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • RevNowWhileWeCan

      I still love you.... 🙂

      September 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    2900 innocent Americans lost their lives of all faiths and race, the world changed drastically plunging whole regions into cycle of death, destruction and violence. The dance of death continues.
    And yet we refuse to face the truth which would cure us.
    Read the touching article by Frank morales, Episcopal priestt and former director of 9/11 info & resources center at St.Mark's Church " The Truth of 9/11 Will cure this nation". it appeared on Global yesterday.

    September 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Portland tony

    Did Roosevelt know about Pearl Harbor in advance? Who was on the grassy knoll? Who killed Roger Rabbit? Did Neil Armstrong land on a Hollywood set? All these burning conspiracy theories will be answered at the "End of Days" Oh, the same goes for 9/11 conspiracies!

    September 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    @Portland tony
    Those I named in my post and others are dedicated professionals, patriotic Americans, experts in their respective fields, decorated veterans who served their country even laying their lives on line. I see no reason to doubt what they have to say and have to back it up.
    to write them off as some kind of conspiracy nuts is highly inappropriate.

    September 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      People fervently believe certain things and I do not doubt their sincerity. Nor do I think there will ever be an answer regarding 9/11 that will satisfy everyone!

      September 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • RevNowWhileWeCan

      Portland tony,
      I don't know anyone who is looking for satisfaction but I know plenty who are looking for truth. I don't think that's too much to ask.

      September 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    @Rev Now
    As an American whose heart bleeds for those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those hundreds of thousands as an aftermath I cannot just let go.

    September 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    We all grieve as you do @banasy
    I know you don't have access to internet except for your phone but for other thinking folks there is the summary of 9/11 commission and a site 'Want to' which carries excerpts from the testimonies.
    I'm sure@dazzle would want to know besides @bobcat@ chrissie and other friends.
    Where is @Philip BTW, thought he would be all over this thread ?

    September 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
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