Thursday, May 7, 2009
Government to condemn land for Flight 93 memorial
PITTSBURGH – The government will begin taking land from seven property owners so that the Flight 93 memorial can be built in time for the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the National Park Service said.
"But with few exceptions, these negotiations have been unsuccessful," said the statement, which was to be released later Thursday.
The seven property owners own about 500 acres still needed for what will ultimately be a $58 million, 2,200-acre permanent memorial and national park at the crash site near Shanksville, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
2200 acres? That's about two square miles. I guess they don't want any encroachment to their memorial as well. God Bless America.