71-Foot-Tall ‘Islamic Center’ To Be Built At Ground Zero

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The controversial ‘Ground Zero mosque’ project that was shelved after protests is set to be replaced by an Islamic cultural center.

The highly controversial ‘Ground Zero Islamic Center’ project that was shelved after protests looks set to be replaced by a 16,000-square-foot Islamic cultural center and prayer space set to be built in the same location in Manhattan.

Cordoba House was planned to be a 13-story Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan to replace a building that was damaged during the 9/11 attacks by plane parts. The plans for the Islamic center included an enormous “prayer space” to cater to the needs of 2,000 Muslims at a time.

Following controversy (deemed “manufactured” by some) and opposition from 9/11 families, the project was abandoned, but an Islamic cultural museum with a Muslim “prayer space” was subsequently built and recently completed.

New York YIMBY reports, “Construction has also yet to begin on 51 Park Place, which is slated to become a 71-foot-tall, 16,000-square-foot Islamic cultural center.” 

A completion date has not been announced, but sometime next year seems likely.

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