Church construction at Ground Zero has stopped

The construction company Skanska USA Building, Inc. stopped their involvement in the construction of the new Orthodox Church near the World Trade Center Memorial, Deezen reports. Reason for the halt are absent payments. After almost 3 years of construction work, a letter of Skanska has been released last week, informing its subcontractors of the contract termination, due to absent payment. Skanska regrets the current situation and colaborates with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to create alternatives and financing plans.

The archdiocese seeks to solve the financial problems and declared the building freeze to be temporality only.
After the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11, the St. Nicholas Orthodox church collapsed. The Archdiocese decided to rebuilt the site. The marble construction is estimated to cost 29 to 37 million euros. (sb)