The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey continues to hamper the reconstruction plans for the St. Nicholas Hellenic Orthodox Church destroyed on September 11, 2001.
The Port Authority last year withdrew support for a proposed $60 million dollar land swap and construction deal, citing among other deal breakers that the proposed 80-foot basilica was too tall.
As the media saga continues around the building of a mosque near the site of Ground Zero, which the proponents deceptively tried to pass off as a “cultural center,” the Port Authority is planning on using its eminent domain powers to take the land where the building that housed the church stood since 1832.
A New York Times article provides an overview of the negotiations: Church Destroyed at Ground Zero Is Still at Square One
The following is a statement from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America: The Rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
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