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Both Sides Say Deal is Near on Stalled 9/11 Museum

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The 9/11 Museum and Pools on August 4, 2011 The 9/11 Museum and Pools on August 4, 2011 (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Port Authority Chairman Patrick Foye are both saying they're close to an agreement in the dispute that has stalled the construction of the 9/11 museum at the World Trade Center site.

Bloomberg said Tuesday that both sides have come to an agreement on all but "a few things." Foye testified at a New York state Senate hearing Tuesday that "a significant number of the issues have been resolved" and he's looking forward to a full resolution soon.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns the site, while Bloomberg is chairman of the foundation that controls the memorial and museum.

Work has been slowed since last year while they've argued over hundreds of millions of dollars.

Many victims' families are upset there's no scheduled completion date.

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