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(New York Daily News)   9/11 museum at Ground Zero will charge $25 for admission. Family members of victims: "These people are trying to make money off the worst day in American history"   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
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2013-05-04 01:00:25 PM  
Put Libs in charge, and what do you expect?
 
2013-05-04 01:00:40 PM  
Thanks for that  too high price. It gives me another reason not to  go to the sniveling racist museum, where you only whine about murdered strangers on  your side of the border.
 
2013-05-04 01:02:10 PM  

Pincy: People_are_Idiots: jshine: 'Worst day in American history' might be a bit much - recent history maybe... Some of the civil war battles far-eclipse 9/11 in the number of Americans killed & injured.

Only if you count the full wars. If you go by individual attacks, 9/11 dwarfs Pearl Harbor on number of dead (9/11 had 2996, Pearl had 2,402).

As far as them charging, I'm ok with it, although $25 is a bit high. Most museums in my area charge $5 a section, plus $10-25 for special events.

Can you post the address of the cave you've been living in for the past decade?  I'd like to get you a newspaper subscription.


Oh christ, sorry, replied to the wrong one.  This was supposed to be in reply to KeelingLovesCornholes.
 
2013-05-04 01:02:47 PM  
The good news is the money isn't going to corporations and making them more corporationey. We will spread the wealth amongst ourselves.
 
2013-05-04 01:05:33 PM  
Why the hell would you want to go anyway? The memorial pools are free and so is the park outside.

I can understand going to the Holocaust Museum in DC for historical purposes, but what the hell are you going to see at the 9/11 museum you haven't seen a million times on TV or the internet?

/Oh look a busted ass piece of steel, we must never forget
 
2013-05-04 01:05:58 PM  
Recently from the Onion
http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-still-hasnt-been-long-enough -t o-open-restau,32035/

/Flight 93 Alarm Chili
//I know it's so wrong, can't help but laugh
 
2013-05-04 01:10:41 PM  

jestme: jbc: It worked for Toby Keith.

and Dick Cheney.



And the people who make tiny US flag pins.

i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-04 01:13:47 PM  

Mrtraveler01: I've been to the Air and Space Museum and the Holocaust Museum as well as the different memorials and monuments on the Mall. What else should I check out if I ever go back to DC in the future?


If you like 1800's America and westward expansion the Post Office Museum is actually biatchin. Also, the Udvar Hazey center just next to Dulles Airport, it's where the Air and Space museum put all their planes and stuff that's too big for the museum on the Mall. It is frigin awesome.
 
2013-05-04 01:14:26 PM  

muck4doo: Put Libs in charge, and what do you expect?


I expect capitalism, and that's what I got.
 
2013-05-04 01:16:21 PM  

Lunchlady: Mrtraveler01: I've been to the Air and Space Museum and the Holocaust Museum as well as the different memorials and monuments on the Mall. What else should I check out if I ever go back to DC in the future?

If you like 1800's America and westward expansion the Post Office Museum is actually biatchin. Also, the Udvar Hazey center just next to Dulles Airport, it's where the Air and Space museum put all their planes and stuff that's too big for the museum on the Mall. It is frigin awesome.


The Udvar Hazey Center is on my to-do list too since they now have the Space Shuttle.
 
2013-05-04 01:19:58 PM  
If this was the Boston Bombing Museum they would be charging people an arm and a leg to get in.
 
2013-05-04 01:20:05 PM  

vygramul: vygramul: Mrtraveler01: I've been to the Air and Space Museum and the Holocaust Museum as well as the different memorials and monuments on the Mall. What else should I check out if I ever go back to DC in the future?

What else are you interested in? The National Gallery of Art is pretty good, depending on the exhibit. So's the Hirschorn. The Museum of Natural History and the museum of American History are good, too. I hear the Spy Museum is great, but it charges admission.

I also hear the Museum of the American Indian is disappointing - its reviews have been decidedly mixed, though it may have gotten better in the four years since I paid attention.


Every time I went to DC, the American Indian one was always closed for renovation. Can't quite figure that one out.

Natural History and American History sounds good. Maybe the Gallery of Art if I have spare time. And the Spy one sounds like a lot of fun regardless of the cost.

Thanks for the tips everyone.

/It's been a few years since I went to DC so that might be why
 
2013-05-04 01:21:26 PM  

mikewadestr: If this was the Boston Bombing Museum they would be charging people an arm and a leg to get in.


Too soon (I still laughed though).

But that does have me wondering how Boston will memorialize this event. Obviously it won't be as showy as Ground Zero but I imagine it will involve a statue or scupture or something.

What do you guys think?
 
2013-05-04 01:25:11 PM  

Mrtraveler01: mikewadestr: If this was the Boston Bombing Museum they would be charging people an arm and a leg to get in.

Too soon (I still laughed though).

But that does have me wondering how Boston will memorialize this event. Obviously it won't be as showy as Ground Zero but I imagine it will involve a statue or scupture or something.

What do you guys think?


I'm thinking plaque on the sidewalk and a statue in Copley or the Common.
 
2013-05-04 01:30:10 PM  

Mrtraveler01: vygramul: vygramul: Mrtraveler01: I've been to the Air and Space Museum and the Holocaust Museum as well as the different memorials and monuments on the Mall. What else should I check out if I ever go back to DC in the future?

What else are you interested in? The National Gallery of Art is pretty good, depending on the exhibit. So's the Hirschorn. The Museum of Natural History and the museum of American History are good, too. I hear the Spy Museum is great, but it charges admission.

I also hear the Museum of the American Indian is disappointing - its reviews have been decidedly mixed, though it may have gotten better in the four years since I paid attention.

Every time I went to DC, the American Indian one was always closed for renovation. Can't quite figure that one out.

Natural History and American History sounds good. Maybe the Gallery of Art if I have spare time. And the Spy one sounds like a lot of fun regardless of the cost.

Thanks for the tips everyone.

/It's been a few years since I went to DC so that might be why


National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring. They have all sorts of cool artifacts including the bullet that killed Lincoln(also IIRC his bloodstained cuffs). I haven't been there since they moved it from the grounds of Walter Reed, but if anything, it sounds like they have made it even geekier.
http://www.armytimes.com/article/20120520/NEWS/205200310/Walter-Reed -m edical-museum-reopening-in-Md-
http://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm

Also, if you're an F.Scott Fitzgerald fan, you can visit his grave(inscribed with the last line of The Great Gatsby) in Rockville, MD(within walking distance of the Rockville metro stop).
http://www.npr.org/2012/09/07/160381786/gatsby-author-fitzgerald-res ts -in-a-d-c-suburb
 
2013-05-04 01:30:47 PM  
Because they are republicans, THE ultimate enemy of the U.S.A.
 
2013-05-04 01:33:54 PM  
I don't need to pay money to relive something I lived through.
 
2013-05-04 01:34:06 PM  

Mrtraveler01: vygramul: vygramul: Mrtraveler01: I've been to the Air and Space Museum and the Holocaust Museum as well as the different memorials and monuments on the Mall. What else should I check out if I ever go back to DC in the future?

What else are you interested in? The National Gallery of Art is pretty good, depending on the exhibit. So's the Hirschorn. The Museum of Natural History and the museum of American History are good, too. I hear the Spy Museum is great, but it charges admission.

I also hear the Museum of the American Indian is disappointing - its reviews have been decidedly mixed, though it may have gotten better in the four years since I paid attention.

Every time I went to DC, the American Indian one was always closed for renovation. Can't quite figure that one out.

Natural History and American History sounds good. Maybe the Gallery of Art if I have spare time. And the Spy one sounds like a lot of fun regardless of the cost.

Thanks for the tips everyone.

/It's been a few years since I went to DC so that might be why


oh it's open... you just need the right reservation.
 
2013-05-04 01:34:53 PM  

Lunchlady: Mrtraveler01: mikewadestr: If this was the Boston Bombing Museum they would be charging people an arm and a leg to get in.

Too soon (I still laughed though).

But that does have me wondering how Boston will memorialize this event. Obviously it won't be as showy as Ground Zero but I imagine it will involve a statue or scupture or something.

What do you guys think?

I'm thinking plaque on the sidewalk and a statue in Copley or the Common.


Yeah there's a memorial on Commonwealth Avenue for the Hotel Vendome fire where 9 firefighters died, so I imagine it would be something like that, probably in Copley Square.
http://www.publicartboston.com/content/vendome-fire-memorial
 
2013-05-04 01:37:51 PM  
I more have a problem with the price of museums in general, $25 admission is steep regardless of what's on exhibit.. in my opinion...

I'd only go to museums if general admission is like $10-$20 tops, and that's for incredible art and such, not a depressing tomb of a tragedy
 
2013-05-04 01:40:52 PM  
/
 
2013-05-04 01:42:15 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: Mrtraveler01: vygramul: vygramul: Mrtraveler01: I've been to the Air and Space Museum and the Holocaust Museum as well as the different memorials and monuments on the Mall. What else should I check out if I ever go back to DC in the future?

What else are you interested in? The National Gallery of Art is pretty good, depending on the exhibit. So's the Hirschorn. The Museum of Natural History and the museum of American History are good, too. I hear the Spy Museum is great, but it charges admission.

I also hear the Museum of the American Indian is disappointing - its reviews have been decidedly mixed, though it may have gotten better in the four years since I paid attention.

Every time I went to DC, the American Indian one was always closed for renovation. Can't quite figure that one out.

Natural History and American History sounds good. Maybe the Gallery of Art if I have spare time. And the Spy one sounds like a lot of fun regardless of the cost.

Thanks for the tips everyone.

/It's been a few years since I went to DC so that might be why

oh it's open... you just need the right reservation.


It's always a little bit of a gamble?
 
2013-05-04 01:44:05 PM  
i1170.photobucket.com


I've seen this truck in the parking lot of my local Walmart.
 
2013-05-04 01:48:57 PM  

Maul555: $25 is wallet rape.  they could charge $10 per person and they would still be swimming in money.

/active military should be free
//former military & senior citizen discount

done.


but then they'd only afford to be able to pay the ticket keeper $260,000 a year.  instead of the $320,000 minimum you need for living in New York
 
2013-05-04 01:53:44 PM  

MmmmBacon: The construction costs have to be recouped somehow. It isn't like magical faeries came down and built a shrine for 9/11 out of pixie dust and smiles, there were significant costs involved in this project. And every visitor will help pay back those costs.


_____________________________________________
FTFA: "As a nonprofit organization that relies on the support of the public, not city, state or federal funding for our operations, we are charging an admission fee in line with other comparable institutions," he said.
...
Over the years, the foundation that runs the site has gotten more than $425 million from the state and federal governments, and the Port Authority. It has also raised more than $450 million in private donations.

_____________________________________________

I was right there with you until i saw that little piece. These guys are just grabbing whatever cash they think they can get away with.
 
2013-05-04 02:00:27 PM  

Triumph: Average payout from the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund was $2.08 million, tax free. All they had to do to get the money was agree not to sue anyone. Congress funded it 11 days after the attack. Will the Boston bombing victims get money from Congress too?


I kind of wondered what was happening with compensation for soldiers killed in Iraq and Stan.  So I looked it up.  Ugh.
 
2013-05-04 02:02:32 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I lost a friend in the 9/11 attacks. I find this extremely gauche and I won't be visiting the memorial if I have to pay to give my respects to my lost friend.


According to the article, the memorial itself will be free.  Visiting the attached museum will be $20-$25.

There are many places with a similar system, where parts of it are free and other parts cost money.  Visiting The Alamo is free, but they sell books and other things.  Visiting Pearl Harbor, parts are free, while other parts cost.

There is a large cost to build this, and it will cost millions a year to keep it running, including the cost of more security than most of these type things need.

Either the visitors are going to pay for it, or taxpayers are.  Seems fair for the place to charge in order to pay those expenses.
 
2013-05-04 02:02:58 PM  
"We're still in the process of considering how much, but it will be in the range of $20 to $25," Anthony Guido, a spokesman for the museum said Friday. "It will be a set fee."

If you no-like-a to pay, then shaddap-a-you-mouth.
 
2013-05-04 02:04:59 PM  
The museum is already bankrupt and 2 years behind schedule. What else can they do?
 
2013-05-04 02:12:17 PM  

BalugaJoe: The museum is already bankrupt and 2 years behind schedule. What else can they do?


Why the hell didn't the Smithsonian or the NPS take control of this?

Regardless of the fact they're a government entity, they still get shiat done.
 
2013-05-04 02:13:03 PM  

mikemoto: I go to New York once a year. I wouldn't even go to this place even if it had free admission. Tourists should go to a Broadway show, Yankees game, Mets game (if they are masochists), or Coney Island instead.


This. I'd never go.

Nothing like building a trophy for the asshats who pulled of the attack.
 
2013-05-04 02:14:40 PM  

BalugaJoe: The museum is already bankrupt and 2 years behind schedule. What else can they do?


Fill it in with dirt and throw on some grass seed?
 
2013-05-04 02:19:49 PM  

ko_kyi: Very bad day, yes.  Worst day in American History, no. Antietem comes to mind, I'm sure there are many more.


Antietam is tons more scary especially at night.
 
2013-05-04 02:19:54 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Shouldn't they be more disgusted over how the lives of those 3,000 people have been made to be more important than the 300 million other people in this country, and have been used by politicians for the past 12 years to systematically strip us all of our rights?


9-11 Inc.

Never let us forget.
 
2013-05-04 02:24:25 PM  

LoneVVolf: MmmmBacon: The construction costs have to be recouped somehow. It isn't like magical faeries came down and built a shrine for 9/11 out of pixie dust and smiles, there were significant costs involved in this project. And every visitor will help pay back those costs.

_____________________________________________
FTFA: "As a nonprofit organization that relies on the support of the public, not city, state or federal funding for our operations, we are charging an admission fee in line with other comparable institutions," he said.
...
Over the years, the foundation that runs the site has gotten more than $425 million from the state and federal governments, and the Port Authority. It has also raised more than $450 million in private donations.
_____________________________________________

I was right there with you until i saw that little piece. These guys are just grabbing whatever cash they think they can get away with.

Hmm. That's odd. The Port Authority in Seattle, ostensibly publicly owned, is also run by money-sucking scum. They get millions in state funds to utilize the port for their friends and private interests, while kicking out the actual fishermen who built the thing.
 
2013-05-04 02:26:07 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: "We're still in the process of considering how much, but it will be in the range of $20 to $25," Anthony Guido, a spokesman for the museum said Friday. "It will be a set fee."

If you no-like-a to pay, then shaddap-a-you-mouth.


Thanks! I-a was a-tinking dis!
 
2013-05-04 02:29:06 PM  

The Downfall: [i1170.photobucket.com image 850x637]


I've seen this truck in the parking lot of my local Walmart.


I know that's supposed to mean "Yay Jesus boo Obama!" but my brain keeps reading it as "Obama is Jesus and will save America!"
 
2013-05-04 02:44:38 PM  

Mrtraveler01: mikewadestr: If this was the Boston Bombing Museum they would be charging people an arm and a leg to get in.

Too soon (I still laughed though).

But that does have me wondering how Boston will memorialize this event. Obviously it won't be as showy as Ground Zero but I imagine it will involve a statue or scupture or something.

What do you guys think?


Go to the Unos right nearby. Yes, it's not the Chicago original, but I grew up loving the chain.

And spend money on the shops and businesses around. Don't turn it into a sacred temple.
 
2013-05-04 02:52:24 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Mrtraveler01: mikewadestr: If this was the Boston Bombing Museum they would be charging people an arm and a leg to get in.

Too soon (I still laughed though).

But that does have me wondering how Boston will memorialize this event. Obviously it won't be as showy as Ground Zero but I imagine it will involve a statue or scupture or something.

What do you guys think?

Go to the Unos right nearby. Yes, it's not the Chicago original, but I grew up loving the chain.

And spend money on the shops and businesses around. Don't turn it into a sacred temple.


I won't worry. I don't think they're going to alter the finish line because of this.

But I do think that ultimately a small plaque or something will be placed where the bombing took place. Something small and simple is all that is needed IMHO,

I still think Bolyston Street will still be the busy, crowded, congested street that Bostonians have come to know and love.
 
2013-05-04 02:58:02 PM  
How do the whiners propose the costs of building the museum and its operational costs be covered?  Charging the users seems most appropriate.  Most other alternatives put the cost on folks who are not necessarily using the museum.  The only alternative that puts the cost where it belongs, on the actual users, is voluntary donation for entry but we all know how that will work out.  They would get nowhere near $25/head.  They would be lucky to see $.25/head average.  If the whiny types don't want folks to have to pay I suppose then they should put their money where their mouths are and use their money to pay entry for whatever number of visitors are expected per year.  I wont hold my breath waiting for that to happen though.
 
2013-05-04 03:02:28 PM  

Mrtraveler01: OtherLittleGuy: Mrtraveler01: mikewadestr: If this was the Boston Bombing Museum they would be charging people an arm and a leg to get in.

Too soon (I still laughed though).

But that does have me wondering how Boston will memorialize this event. Obviously it won't be as showy as Ground Zero but I imagine it will involve a statue or scupture or something.

What do you guys think?

Go to the Unos right nearby. Yes, it's not the Chicago original, but I grew up loving the chain.

And spend money on the shops and businesses around. Don't turn it into a sacred temple.

I won't worry. I don't think they're going to alter the finish line because of this.

But I do think that ultimately a small plaque or something will be placed where the bombing took place. Something small and simple is all that is needed IMHO,

I still think Bolyston Street will still be the busy, crowded, congested street that Bostonians have come to know and love.


You and I have a very different definition of "love."
 
2013-05-04 03:08:27 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Phinn: Evil Mackerel: Mrtraveler01: I've been to the Air and Space Museum and the Holocaust Museum as well as the different memorials and monuments on the Mall. What else should I check out if I ever go back to DC in the future?

The Ford theater.

The spy museum.

Awesome suggestions guys. Thanks!


Did you go to the Air & Space Museum hangar at Dulles airport? It's worth the drive.
http://airandspace.si.edu/udvarhazy/
 
2013-05-04 03:10:26 PM  

vygramul: vygramul: Mrtraveler01: I've been to the Air and Space Museum and the Holocaust Museum as well as the different memorials and monuments on the Mall. What else should I check out if I ever go back to DC in the future?

What else are you interested in? The National Gallery of Art is pretty good, depending on the exhibit. So's the Hirschorn. The Museum of Natural History and the museum of American History are good, too. I hear the Spy Museum is great, but it charges admission.

I also hear the Museum of the American Indian is disappointing - its reviews have been decidedly mixed, though it may have gotten better in the four years since I paid attention.


Forget the Museum, go to the cafeteria. Best food in the Smithsonian area by a long shot
http://nmai.si.edu/visit/washington/mitsitam-cafe/
 
2013-05-04 03:11:37 PM  

Lunchlady: Mrtraveler01: OtherLittleGuy: Mrtraveler01: mikewadestr: If this was the Boston Bombing Museum they would be charging people an arm and a leg to get in.

Too soon (I still laughed though).

But that does have me wondering how Boston will memorialize this event. Obviously it won't be as showy as Ground Zero but I imagine it will involve a statue or scupture or something.

What do you guys think?

Go to the Unos right nearby. Yes, it's not the Chicago original, but I grew up loving the chain.

And spend money on the shops and businesses around. Don't turn it into a sacred temple.

I won't worry. I don't think they're going to alter the finish line because of this.

But I do think that ultimately a small plaque or something will be placed where the bombing took place. Something small and simple is all that is needed IMHO,

I still think Bolyston Street will still be the busy, crowded, congested street that Bostonians have come to know and love.

You and I have a very different definition of "love."


I use the term "love" in a very...broad sense.

Stayed in Boston off of Bolyston Ave not too far from the finish line (Prudential Center) a few years back. It's really not a bad area minus the horrendous traffic.
 
2013-05-04 03:14:51 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: moothemagiccow: what the hell would they put in the museum? that landing gear? a replica plane ticket? box cutters? the memo bush got about bin laden?

cant wait for the 9/11 tshirts

A copy of The Pet Goat.


Actually, "My Pet Goat" has already been earmarked as the only book that will be in George W. Bush National Library . . .
 
2013-05-04 03:18:43 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: oh it's open... you just need the right reservation.


You magnificent bastard.
 
2013-05-04 03:33:35 PM  
To the outraged people:

FTFA:  Entrance to the memorial itself - which includes the picturesque reflection pools marking the footprints of the twin towers - will continue to be free
 
2013-05-04 03:36:10 PM  

MmmmBacon: The construction costs have to be recouped somehow. It isn't like magical faeries came down and built a shrine for 9/11 out of pixie dust and smiles, there were significant costs involved in this project.

And every visitor will help pay back those costs.


Did you read it $450 million from state and federal+ $425 million in donations=$875 million, estimated cost to finish $700 million that a surplus of $175 million. I'm not good at math but seems to me its paid for.
 
2013-05-04 03:42:03 PM  

irishk5blazer: MmmmBacon: The construction costs have to be recouped somehow. It isn't like magical faeries came down and built a shrine for 9/11 out of pixie dust and smiles, there were significant costs involved in this project.

And every visitor will help pay back those costs.

Did you read it $450 million from state and federal+ $425 million in donations=$875 million, estimated cost to finish $700 million that a surplus of $175 million. I'm not good at math but seems to me its paid for.


The admission covers the $60m annual operation costs. And only barely at that.
 
2013-05-04 03:45:41 PM  
Pretty farking sure Gettysburg ranks a weeeeeeee bit higher on the 'worst day EVAR' scale. Among others.
 
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