Saturday, October 15, 2011

Some good news

A while ago I wrote about the stalemate over the re-building of a Greek Orthodox Church in Lower Manhattan that had been destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. It seems that the stalemate might be on its way to being resolved.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he, joined by Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward, representatives of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and St. Nicholas Parish and Majority Leader Dean Skelos, signed the agreement that permits the rebuilding of the Church with a nondenominational bereavement center at the east end of Liberty Park, at 130 Liberty Street. The agreement follows a four-month independent engineering study commissioned by the Port Authority and the Archdiocese, which found that the Church could be built on the site with minor modifications to the original plan and with no impact on the World Trade Center construction schedule.
Next stage: the actual building of the church.

1 comment:

  1. Hope the designs have been carefully scrutinised to make sure they don't clash with or detract from the grandeur of the Cordoba mosque, which will now no doubt also be given the go-ahead...