What an ‘Available’ 9/11 Memorial Will Mean in 2011

Port Authority executive director Chris Ward told the Wall Street Journal that the September 11 memorial and museum will be “available” by the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2011. What does that mean exactly?

“What the public sees most importantly in terms of the plaza, the reflecting pools and the waterfall will be available,” Mr. Ward says of the memorial’s design, which centers on two voids that mimic the towers’ footprints. The museum won’t be completed and public access remains in question.

Here’s The Observer‘s profile of Mr. Ward in May.