St. Nicholas Church (Rendering), New York, NY. Image by Santiago Calatrava Architects.
Soon to rise above ground, the foundations of The Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only religious structure destroyed in the September 11th attacks, have been placed. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the same architect of the World Trade Center hub, and subject of our prior post “The Serpent of The Trade” The new church will act as a central beacon looking out across the Trade Center Fountains.
(Interior rendering of the New St. Nicholas Church)
Unknown to many visitors and observers of the reconstruction effort, the church has been mired in many stops and starts through its efforts to rebuild. Now though, A Byzantine form is about to ascend at this place which witnessed great destruction. Another symbol of Hope at The Trade; and undoubtedly a new pilgrimage spot for those seeking solace in Our City.
Links of Relatable Note:
A fly through video of the Church’s future reconstruction can be found HERE.
Link to the St. Nicholas National Shrine page can be found HERE.
An article on the design and rebuilding effort from the New York Times can be found HERE.