Downtown Express reports the September 11th Families Association Tribute Center at 120 Liberty Street is to open in early 2006.
The group has a five-year lease on 6,000 square feet and has hired BKSK Architects information center, a gallery with permanent and rotating exhibits, a gathering space for the 9/11 community and hub for volunteer-guided tours. The site is next to the WTC Fire Station and very close to the private family viewing area.
The group has a $3 million grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
The paper reports the family is considering a ticket-taking model similar to the one established for the platform that extended over the W.T.C. site in the months after 9/11. Visitors will not be charged for using the center, although there may be a suggested donation option.
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