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Flight 93 memorial site correctly valued at $1.5m, judge rules

The Pennsylvania plot of land where Flight 93 crashed on 9/11 would be appropriately valued at $1.5 million, a federal judge ruled, possibly concluding an eminent domain fight between the federal government which took the land and its original owner.

The "Wall of Names" at the Flight 93 Memorial. Credit: Wikimedia Commons The "Wall of Names" at the Flight 93 Memorial. Credit: U.S. National Parks Service

The Pennsylvania plot of land where Flight 93 crashed on 9/11 would be appropriately valued at $1.5 million, a federal judge ruled today, possibly concluding an eminent domain fight between the federal government which took the land and its original owner.

Property owner Michael Svonavec reportedly sought $23 million for his Western Pa. property, which is the planned site for construction of a memorial to the people aboard Flight 93, which was hijacked on 9/11 and crashed, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

The federal government seized the 275 acres in 2009 through eminent domain and offered Svonavec $610,000. An eminent domain review board later ruled that $1.53 million was the correct price tag, which a Western Pennsylvania federal judge approved today.

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The land is now a U.S National Park and features the "Wall of Names" memorial.

 
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