NEW YORK (AP) — Rendering for the design of a church destroyed on 9/11 show a structure with a large dome reminiscent of the great Eastern Orthodox churches.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1afj4M2 ) says St. Nicholas Church will have a large ribbed dome, similar to that of Hagia Sophia church in Istanbul. It's designed by Santiago Calatrava, who's also the architect of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
The renderings were first noted by the New York Post on Tuesday.
They were recently posted on Calatrava's website.
The church will be much larger than the small church destroyed on Sept. 11.
The new church will be located on the south end of the National September 11 Memorial. It will house a nondenominational bereavement center.
It's slated to open by early 2016.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com