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Most New Yorkers Think 9/11 Museum Should Be Free: Poll

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The 9/11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. The 9/11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Seventy-five percent of New Yorkers think the National 9/11 Memorial Museum should be free, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

The museum's proposed fee is $25 per person. Although 20 percent of those polled supported an admission fee, 86 percent said $25 was too expensive.

"Just about everyone says that $25 admission charge which was floated recently is too high," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

But 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said they are still exploring how to raise funds for the tribute, which possibly includes public funding or suggested donations.

"The primary obligation of this non-profit organization is to ensure we maintain the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the level that befits one of the most sacred sites in the country," Daniels said in a statement. "Whether the Museum has a voluntary donation or admission fee will depend on the financial support received from other sources, including federal funding."

The museum — which is separate from the free 9/11 Memorial slated to open this fall — is set to open in September of 2012.

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Comments [1]

Ali Abdul Perez from New York

I am writing requesting that this one piece of music (song) can be hopefully included in 9-11 Memorial Music. From the [CD] album of "Once Upon A Time In America,"
the song is called "Deborah's Theme," by Sergio Leone & Ennio Morricone

I'd also earlier had recommended (for the same dedication) by John Barry, "Somewhere In Time."
Thank you, hopefully to hear a response from you!

Aug. 19 2011 04:39 PM

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