New York City - Ground Zero Mosque Plan Moves Forward
New York City - The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has denied a request to grant ‘landmark status’ to 45-47 Park Place in Lower Manhattan. Plans to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque at the building will likely proceed.
Opponents of the center include many family members of 9/11 victims who say the mosque is too close to ground zero.
The vote was 9-0.
A part of one of the planes that destroyed the World Trade Center twin towers landed in the building on September 11th.
Members of the audience shouted “Shame on you!” at the commission after the vote.
Opponents of the plan will continue their fight with lawsuits.
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