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With its huge reflecting pools, ringed by waterfalls and skyscrapers, and a cavernous underground museum still under construction, the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center is an awesome spectacle that moved and inspired some 4.5 million visitors in its first year. But all that eye-welling magnificence comes with a jaw-dropping price tag. The foundation that runs the memorial estimates that once the roughly $700 million project is complete, it will cost $60 million a year to operate. The anticipated cost has bothered some critics and raised concerns even among the memorial's allies that the budget may be unsustainable without a hefty government subsidy.
Originally posted by NeoVain
reply to post by buster2010
Can this monument stand the test of time? with 60 million each year just to "operate" it, it doesn´t seem like it will last very long at all...
Originally posted by SLAYER69
I have a feeling some would bitch moan and complain about anything involving 9/11 and probably don't give a Rats furry butt about the victims or their surviving loved ones and family members.edit on 9-9-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Night Star
A beautiful tribute or monument doesn't have to cost millions of dollars a year. No one will forget the victims or the tragedy that occurred. Think of all the poor people we could feed with that kind of money or the shelters that could be built. If I were a victim or a family member of a victim, I would still see this as a waste. A beautiful monument yes, one that costs millions of dollars a year, no.