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The 40 ribs of the dome are in place! Over the next few weeks more work will be done on the dome structure and steel will be added for the glass and stone rainscreen that will begin next year. Progress continues…
These 40 ribs emulate the same design at Agia Sophia in Constantinople “But it was the dome that made Hagia Sophia the most complex building in antiquity. The shallow dome was made from 40 equally spaced ribs. Forty windows were then set at the dome’s base, creating the sensation that the dome actually floated over the church.” (PBS). Watch the construction live! Go to Earthcam.com or download their app to view the multiple cameras recording this historic rebirth of St. Nicholas. #rebuildstnicholas#wtc #nyc #goarch
Once rebuilt, Saint Nicholas, like the Parthenon that graces the Acropolis, has the potential to inspire millions for generations to come. The parish will continue to function as a parish of the Archdiocese and it will also be a National Shrine on hallowed ground. It will shine as a spiritual beacon of hope and rebirth to cherish the memory of those who were lost that fateful day and to build a better future for generations yet to be born. Click here to learn more.
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