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December 31, 2010 > Church files claim vs. World Trade Center owner

Church files claim vs. World Trade Center owner

Submitted By AP Wire Service

NEW YORK (AP), Dec 07 - A Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is taking legal action against the agency that owns the World Trade Center site, saying it has reneged on a promise to rebuild the church.

The Wall Street Journal reports that St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church filed a notice of claim against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Monday. The papers seeks to compel the agency to live up to what it says is a ``binding preliminary agreement'' from 2008.

The two sides spent years negotiating a deal that would let the church rebuild on land south of its original site in exchange for financial help. Negotiations broke down in March.

The agency says it hasn't seen the papers and declined to comment.

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