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Video: Santiago Calatrava On His Design For Ground Zero's Only Non-Secular Building

Video: Santiago Calatrava On His Design For Ground Zero's Only Non-Secular Building

In a film for the BBC Magazine, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava talks through his designs for the new St. Nicholas Church - the only non-secular building on the 9/11 Memorial site. The building, which broke ground last year, has been described by Calatrava as a "tiny jewel" for lower Manhattan, comprising of a white Vermont marble shrine sat beneath a translucent central cupola that is illuminated from within. The new church, of Greek Orthodox denomination, replaces a church of the same name which was destroyed during the attacks of . It is sited close to its original location on 130 Liberty Street, overlooking the National September 11 Memorial park and museum. With the building set to open in early 2016, Calatrava discusses the key conceptual ideas and references behind its unique, controversial design.

Calatrava's design for the new St. Nicholas Church, Ground Zero. Image Courtesy of Tribeca Citizen
Calatrava's design for the new St. Nicholas Church, Ground Zero. Image Courtesy of Tribeca Citizen

Story via BBC. Film produced by Matt Wells and Anna Bressanin.

Calatrava Reveals Design for Church on 9/11 Memorial Site

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Video: Santiago Calatrava On His Design For Ground Zero's Only Non-Secular Building" 09 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/585363/video-santiago-calatrava-on-his-design-for-ground-zero-s-only-non-secular-building/> ISSN 0719-8884
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