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Old 05-21-2015, 03:45 PM
 
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and they must have sent out a blizzard of press releases, as it's being mentioned everywhere.

As for us:

Do you plan on visiting?

Are you fine about paying $32 for the privilege?

If they're letting victims and victims' families in for free, isn't that going to lead to tussles with a lot of people claiming that status?

Since the original WTC had twice been attacked, so one might figure it'll continue to be a target, if something happens, should people keep at this indefinitely?
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:54 PM
 
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If someone claims to be the family member of a WTC victim to save $30, so be it. Their sorry life will not be improved just because of a nice view of the city.
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:59 PM
 
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The point isn't whether you would say "So be it." The point is whether it ends up leading to fights with admissions people or guards.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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It looks like it would be nice to visit. But I can't afford the admission price so I probably won't ever do so.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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I think that there is documentation that family members get to qualify for the discounts, though I could be wrong on this. In any event, as I do not have loved ones who died on that tragic day (thankfully), I will not be going to the memorial as it is too expensive.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Consider the area has caused lots of health problems for workers and even people who live nearby they should reduce the price for NYC residents. Just like Orlando FL residents get discounts for Disney World.

The owner of the WTC got the insurance money he needed and it took him a long time to get the building built for less than the insurance money. So he profited from it and now he wants to profit even more from it.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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while it does look incredible, I have been to the old WTC and saw the view, I believe the view is still the same.


I think I would like to see it, but if I dont, I wont lose any sleep over it. Im old skool, been to the old one a billion times, I had many friends that worked there for decades.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:32 PM
 
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The owner of the WTC got the insurance money he needed and it took him a long time to get the building built for less than the insurance money. So he profited from it and now he wants to profit even more from it.
Really? i didn't know this
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Families of victims have a case number.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:41 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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and they must have sent out a blizzard of press releases, as it's being mentioned everywhere.

As for us:

Do you plan on visiting?

Are you fine about paying $32 for the privilege?

If they're letting victims and victims' families in for free, isn't that going to lead to tussles with a lot of people claiming that status?

Since the original WTC had twice been attacked, so one might figure it'll continue to be a target, if something happens, should people keep at this indefinitely?
No one can just claim to be a family member. Remember when the Memorial Museum opened at this time last year? Well, family members, first responders, survivors, etc., got in for free during the preview week in advance of the opening. (I am a survivor.) We couldn't just show up and wave our hands around saying we fit the category. We had to fill out a form and then our status was verified. It is known who the survivors and family members and first responders are, and while I'm sure some have slipped through (remember the whacko woman running the WTC Survivor's Group in the first years who was never in the WTC?), I think they've got more or less accuracy on this. People will have to have a pass to get in for free.

Just to be clear, it's not that the "new WTC is opening". It's been open. People are WORKING there. Does the name Anna Wintour ring a bell?

The OBSERVATION DECK is what is opening now.
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