The National Park Service announced that the federal government will condemn land from seven property owners for a Flight 93 memorial. The Park Service stated that it wanted to purchase the property but “these negotiations have been unsuccessful.” However, the property owners dispute that negotiations have even taken place.
The seven property owners own about 500 acres still needed for the site. The plans are for a $58 million, 2,200-acre permanent memorial and national park at the crash site near Shanksville, Pittsburgh. The U.S. Justice Department will file a complaint in federal court exercising the power of eminent domain to acquire the property.