Morrisville company to build Flight 93 memorial

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The National Park Service announced Friday that URS Group Inc. of Morrisville, was awarded the construction contract for the Flight 93 Memorial Visitors Center.

The project includes the construction of a new 6,800 square-foot visitor center, pedestrian bridge, additional site improvements and infrastructure work.

The new center is set to open in September 2015.

“We are grateful for the many generous donations from individuals and businesses around the country and for the support of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to make this possible. URS intends to subcontract with many western Pennsylvania firms and we are pleased that approximately 60 percent of the total construction contract will be completed by these companies.” said Jeff Reinbold, Flight 93 National Memorial Superintendent, said in a press release.

The memorial honors the 33 passengers and seven crew members killed when the plane crashed into a field on Sept. 11, 2001, after passengers fought back against hijackers. The memorial drew about 320,000 visitors last year.

The Flight 93 National Memorial is located in Shanksville, about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

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