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December 27, 2017

Work halted on church near 9/11 site in NYC

  • Skanska ordered the stoppage as estimated costs jumped from $50 million in September to as much as $78 million.
    Associated Press

    From St. Nicholas National Shrine
    A rendering of the St. Nicholas National Shrine, located next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza, was to replace a tiny church that was obliterated when the trade center's south tower fell in 2001.

    NEW YORK — Construction on a Greek Orthodox church to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended amid rising costs and questions over how donations have been managed.

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