Three Story Museum Devoted to Islam Planned at Ground Zero

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Gateway Pundit

A 5,000-square-foot, three-story museum dedicated to Islam is planned at Ground Zero.
The New York Times reported, via Religion of Peace:

The developer whose proposal to build a Muslim community center and mosque near the World Trade Center failed amid a national controversy three years ago said Tuesday that he now plans to construct a museum devoted to Islam in the same location.

Sharif El-Gamal, the developer, said through a spokesman that instead of a $100 million, 15-story community center and prayer space, he now planned a smaller, three-story museum “dedicated to exploring the faith of Islam and its arts and culture.” The building would also include a sanctuary for prayer services and community programs.

To make the plan more attractive to neighbors, he said in a statement, he had commissioned a French architect, Jean Nouvel, winner of the 2008 Pritzker Prize, to design the building at 45-51 Park Place, about two blocks from the former World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, and had included plans for a public green space.

“This is a more tailored approach, both physically and programmatically,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a spokesman for Mr. El-Gamal. “It will prove to be an important addition to the neighborhood and to New York City’s arts and cultural community.”

The museum will be a 5,000-square-foot, three-story structure, Mr. Sheinkopf said, adding that the dimensions and design are still in development. He said Mr. El-Gamal’s signing of Mr. Nouvel “shows his serious commitment to realizing this project.”

2 thoughts on “Three Story Museum Devoted to Islam Planned at Ground Zero

  1. Can we blow their shit up the way they did our towers?

    • NO we can’t. That might offend them. Well at least that is what the Left says all the time.
      Hell, no one cares if I’m offended. No one seems to care if the burn the Bible, or the American Flag or tries to destroy my Country from within. Well I care.

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