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Bloomberg Expresses Confidence 9/11 Museum Can Open On Time

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor’s Office)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - The 9/11 museum is far behind schedule for its planned opening on September 11, 2012.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb On The Story

A reporter asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday if he’d like to see the Liberty Bond program extended to raise money  for the museum.

His honor was blunt, saying, “The memorial museum does not need financing.”

He explained it this way: “We’ve raised $450 million last time I checked, and it’s probably over that now, of private moneys.”

The mayor says the Port Authority and the city have competing claims of approximately the same size, of who should pay for what, and expressed confidence they’ll come to an agreement and get construction going again.

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