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Santiago Calatrava talks with BBC about St. Nicholas Church on Ground Zero

The church is slated to open in early 2016

January 09, 2015 |

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava sits down with BBC Magazine and talks about his design for the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which ArchDaily reports is “the only non-secular building on the 9/11 Memorial site.”

“The church should not just be open for Greeks,” Calatrava said in the video, “it should be open for everybody. The church should be open 24 hours a day.”

Calatrava reveals that he wanted to retain the “tiny home” feel of the original church building that was destroyed with the twin towers on 9/11.

The church is slated to open in early 2016. Here’s an earlier BD+C post with more details on the project.



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