SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — National Park Service officials say a $26 million visitor’s center complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial will open to the public on Sept. 10 — the day before the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks whose victims it honors.
The new center about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh includes a permanent exhibit, a multipurpose gathering space, walking trails and a flight-path walkway and overlook that lets visitors see the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 from a distance.
The plane crashed in a field after passengers fought back against hijackers during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
A permanent memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Officials hope the new visitor’s center will boost annual visitors from about 300,000 to 500,000.
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