Renderings of St. Nicholas Church Released

Thursday, October 31, 2013

For the first time since its destruction in the collapse of the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001, the public is seeing images of what the rebuilt Greek Orthodox Church, St. Nicholas, will look like — and to some, it will look like a mosque. The New York Times' David Dunlap wrote about the design in Thursday's paper.

"The architect, Santiago Calatrava, has drawn for his design very heavily on traditional Byzantine influences," he said to WNYC's Amy Eddings. "It is a cubic building with a shallow dome on top of it, a ribbed dome at that, and alternating bands of stone, alternating colors at the corners of the drum of the dome."

Dunlap compares it to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

To hear Host Amy Eddings' full interview with Dunlap, click on the audio player.


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