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Cuomo: Rebuilding of church lost in 9/11 attacks to resume

Photo Gallery: Sept. 11, 2001
Posted at 6:01 AM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 06:02:48-05

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials with the Greek Orthodox church say they have a plan to complete construction of a church at New York's World Trade Center in time for the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Construction of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine was halted in December 2017. Cuomo and church officials say an independent board will raise funds to finish construction of the $80 million structure.

The newly built church will welcome visitors from all faiths while also replacing an Orthodox church that was buried in the rubble of the trade center's south tower.