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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 05:46 PM
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25. There's a major problem to that -
There were churches directly across the street from the WTC. fficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl" target="_blank">http://maps.google.com/maps?q=51%20park%20place%20nyc&o...

St Paul's chapel - http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/congregation/spc / which is the oldest public building in continuous use in the US - which opened in 1766 - George Washington prayed there. "Despite being directly across from the site of the World Trade Centre, this little church was relatively undamaged in he aftermath of the attack - an ancient Sycamore tree fell over and its branches acted as a shield to save the church from almost certain destruction." (copied from one of the reviews - fficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl" target="_blank">http://maps.google.com/maps?q=51%20park%20place%20nyc&o... (I worked in one of the small WTC buildings in the 1970s, and remember going over with co-workers to see this church and the gardens around it.)

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St Peter's which is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in NYC - built in 1840. It currently has the cross that was made from WTC beams. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peter%27s_Roman_Cathol...
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