Family members of those killed in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, have no completion data for the museum that is to be build alongside the memorial.
The museum is the place where they are to tell the story about the people who were killed that day.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site, and the foundation that controls the memorial and museum.
The Port Authority claimed the Sept. 11 memorial foundation owes it $300 million for infrastructure and revised project costs, while the foundation argues the port owes it money because of project delays. Discussions to resolve the dispute are ongoing. The subcontractors at the site were recently paid $15 million that had been owed to them, but they won't return to the job until there's an agreement on future payment.
Now there is no way to complete the museum by this year's anniversary of the attacks; it won't be completed until the summer of 2013. For family members, that is too long.
The stories of those who died in the World Trade Center, those heroic fire fighters and police officers who rushed to help them and those who were on the airplanes must be told. If this is a political dispute, it must end. It has taken entirely too long for the museum to be built.