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Bloomberg to Join Pennsylvania Stop on WTC Memorial Tour

Bloomberg to Join Pennsylvania Stop on WTC Memorial Tour

Sep 18, 2007
By By: Sara Kugler | Associated Press | Associated Press

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will travel to Pennsylvania this weekend along with a steel beam that is touring the country as part of the fundraising campaign he is leading for the World Trade Center memorial, his office said Tuesday.

The event on Sunday in Pittsburgh will be the fourth stop for the 4-ton steel beam, but the first that the mayor will attend. His plans for the multistate tour have been closely watched because of the unending speculation that he is eyeing a run for president next year and seeking to maximize his national exposure.

The beam is the centerpiece of the tour that began in Columbia, S.C. on the day before the sixth anniversary of the attacks; it has been to Raleigh, N.C. and is currently in Norfolk, Va. At each stop, people are invited to contribute to the project and sign the beam, which will be used in the memorial built at New York’s ground zero.

Bloomberg has chaired the fundraising effort for the past year, and it is nearing its $350 million goal. Much of that has already been raised from outside of New York City _ nearly every time Bloomberg travels for city business, he also sets up private meetings and dinners to bring in more money for the memorial.

More than $400 million has also been committed by the government to build the memorial, which will feature two pools that evoke the twin towers footprints, and will list all the names of the nearly 3,000 victims.

While in Pennsylvania, Bloomberg will also visit the memorial site for the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville.

The stop in Pennsylvania is the only one on the tour that he has confirmed he will attend. Other planned stops for the beam tour include Cinninati, Lansing, Mich., Aurora, Ill., Madison, Wis. and Des Moines, Iowa.

 

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