Jersey City memorial stalled

April 19, 2009 9:20:34 AM PDT
A proposed 9/11 memorial called "Empty Sky" that was planned for the Jersey City waterfront has suffered some setbacks. The New York Times reports in its Sunday editions that little work has been done on the 1.6-acre site at Liberty State Park. The proposed design includes two steel walls in line with where the World Trade Center towers stood and engraved with the names of the 744 New Jersey residents that died in the attacks.

A pending legal dispute, an estimated price that has increased from $15 million to $22 million, and challenges in raising funds have stalled the memorial.

The state of New Jersey and the Port Authority have contributed $13 million to the project.

Former Gov. James McGreevey broke ground on the site in Sept.

2004.


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