9/11 Families Criticize Cost of Memorial Museum

The group commended the governor for saying "a tremendous amount of money" has been "wasted"

Thursday, Jun 7, 2012  |  Updated 10:26 AM EDT
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9/11 Families Criticize Cost of Memorial Museum

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A group representing some Sept. 11 family members says it agrees with Gov. Cuomo that spending for the memorial museum at ground zero is out of control.

The group commended the governor Wednesday for saying "a tremendous amount of money" has been "wasted" at the site.

The 9/11 Parents and Families of Firefighters and WTC Victims said it "never asked for the world's most expensive memorial and museum." Members said they would have been "thankful for a simple, dignified, above ground monument to the lives and deaths of 9/11 victims."

They said increasing tolls to pay for the project was "unacceptable."

Their statement follows the announcement this week that the memorial foundation and the site's owners are close to an agreement to resume construction of the museum.

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