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.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
We remember many things about that surreal, traumatic day. Many of us think back to the crisp, blue September sky. We recall where we were and what we were doing as the planes hit the towers, the Pentagon, and the field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Friday, July 29, 2011
The world's largest mall operator is signing a deal with the Port Authority to manage retail at the World Trade Center site.
Friday, February 18, 2011
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
A history project that seeks to chronicle the stories of New York Army National Guard soldiers and veterans who've served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is getting underway.