Bloomberg: 9/11 National Memorial On Schedule For Anniversary

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, 9/11 National Memorial chairman Mayor Bloomberg said construction is moving along exactly as anticipated.

We are on schedule, on budget. We’re going to have a great ceremony. It’ll be very moving, which will remind the country of what happened to us on this very site 10 years ago this Sept. 11, and I hope be a lesson that we should never forget that our freedoms are fragile and that people want to take things away from us,” Bloomberg said.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports on the memorial’s progress

Bloomberg said the other lesson that everyone should learn is that New Yorkers and Americans don’t quit.

Larry Silverstein, the developer of the property, said that One World Trade Center is up to the 64th floor and Four World Trade Center is up to the 20th floor.

“You’ll see that construction is actually moving forward with steel rising on tower two with the foundations in place for tower three, workers starting on the PATH terminal,” Silverstein said.

Bloomberg, meanwhile, said that the city’s ring of steel will protect all of Lower Manhattan.

“This is probably as safe as you can ever be and we continue unabated in our effort to make sure that terrorists understand the likelihood of them getting through our net is not great,” Bloomberg said. “Nobody can guarantee 100 percent.”

Still, he added that New Yorkers have to constantly be on guard.

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  • Elisabeth Roman

    Who will be in NY the 11th september 2011 ? ”
    I’m french and was so shocked by the 11th of september 2001 that I decide to be in New York the 11th of september 2011. I took my ticket yesterday. If you did ou are going to do the same, I think it will be cool to talk about our trip and why we are doing this. I open a facebook group “I’ll be in New York on september 11th, 2011”. Please feel free to become a member.

  • Kirk B.

    I’ll be there

  • Robert E. Cruz

    We all know what happened on 9/11/01 and for those of us who were we will never forget that day. I remember and I also honor the 2,751 who died there.

    Personally, I am not enthused nor impressed by this memorial, sure took long enough for one and unfortunately will become another tourist trap and a platform for political pandering and propaganda, religious fanatics, conspiracy theorist nuts, sleazy vendors and every variety of wackos and misfits under the sun thus undermining the dignity of this place and the memory of those who died. Bloomberg’s 2 cents here are most insignificant.



  • nicole

    can’t believe it will be 10 years that thousand of people live were diminished. God bless all of the families that had lost.

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