9/11 memorial charging $2 fee for online, phone reservations
Washington: Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will have to now pay two dollars service fee to book passes online or by phone.
The fee went into effect last month, although there is no charge for admission to the memorial on the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan in New York City.
According to Politico, family members of some 9/11 victims said that the fee violated the memorial`s mission.
The memorial`s website said the reservation system is temporary until certain construction projects are finished.
According to the report, tax-funded grants have paid for about 300 million dollars worth of construction, and more than 400 million dollars came from private donations.
The memorial opened in 2011, attracting about seven million visitors so far to its two reflecting pools with waterfalls that outline the footprints of the fallen towers, the report added.
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