I saw this recently on PBS – This church was destroyed on 9/11. Now it’s reopening as a shrine to victims: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/this-church-was-destroyed-on-9-11-now-its-reopening-as-a-shrine-to-victims. Longer article.
Editor’s note: This story contains sensitive imagery of the Sept. 11 attacks.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church stood out amid the hustle and bustle of lower Manhattan.
The church started out in 1916 in a small row house that used to be a tavern. Over the years, the neighborhood around the church changed, from surrounding row houses to high rises. Developers attempted to acquire the property, but the church stayed put at 155 Cedar St., and became a familiar place for people who worked in the area. Eventually, the church, nowhere near as tall as the buildings nearby, stood alone, surrounded only by a parking lot.