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9/11 museum will charge a $24 admission fee

There is a 9/11 museum in the works in New York City, which will be opening this spring. The 9/11 museum will charge a $24 admission fee, reports Crain's Business New York on Jan. 23, 2014. The admission charge will be used to offset the cost of running the institution.

Victims' family members mourn at the names plaques at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.
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There will be no charge for families who were affected by the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. There will also be three free hours for the general public each week. And there will be many discounts for seniors, schools and other groups. The 9/11 memorial will continue to be free. There is no government support for ongoing operations of the museum or memorial and so the general admission ticket of $24 for the museum will help meet the needs of running them.

Some relatives of trade center victims have been critical of the decision to charge for entrance to the museum, reports The Washington Times. This museum is underground and houses relics of the 9/11 terror attacks. Foundation officials have said that charging admission is needed to cover the $60 million a year in projected costs to operate the site. That's a lot of money for some people not to have a very nice afternoon in New York City. Meanwhile, there has been an evolving rethink 9/11 campaign which has been opening up questions about the U.S. government's version of 9/11 with serious questions being raised about who was really behind the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings and what the true motives were for this.

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