Michael Bloomberg was an unlikely savior of the museum that honors the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks - a project stalled for years in a morass of debate among family members, urban planners and politicians.
Even though Bloomberg was elected New York City mayor soon after the attacks, he was criticized by some victims’ relatives as being detached in the aftermath. He suffered by comparison to his predecessor, the more emotional Rudy Giuliani. He also urged a focus on the future while directing much of his energy toward other projects, such as ill-fated plans to build an Olympic stadium in Manhattan. More.