September 11, 2017
The unassuming white townhouse at 155 Cedar Street that was once home to the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was destroyed on September 11, 2001, when the south tower fell. The loss of that building created a spiritual void in the new World Trade Center campus, which will soon be filled by the impressive new $50 million monument to the Greek Orthodox church that’s now rising.
Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, St. Nicholas will formally be known as the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center.
But the building won’t only serve as a church. “It will have a much broader calling than a normal parish," says Andrew Veniopoulos, the project coordinator for St. Nicholas for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, who took Curbed on a recent tour of the construction site.
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