Church Lost On 9/11 Rises Again At World Trade Center
NEW YORK (AP) — A Greek Orthodox church taking shape across from the World Trade Center memorial plaza will glow at night like a marble beacon when it opens sometime next year. It also will mark another step in the long rebuilding of New York's ground zero.
The St. Nicholas National Shrine will replace a tiny church that was crushed by the trade center's south tower on Sept. 11, 2001. The new church will give Greek Orthodox believers a place to worship while also welcoming visitors of any faith who want to reflect on the lives lost in the terrorist attacks.
The church is the second World Trade Center building designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. His bird-shaped transit hub called the Oculus opened in March 2016.