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First Look Inside the Proposed Islamic Center

2 October 2010 New York Times No Comment Email This Post Email This Post

The building would be clad in a lattice of starlike shapes that echo traditional Islamic designs in the Middle East.

Visitors to the upper floors of the Muslim community center planned for near ground zero would walk through lofty spaces — for art exhibitions, for contemplation and prayer, for programs on interreligious dialogue, for a 9/11 memorial — as sunlight streams through irregularly shaped windows between white crisscrossing beams.

According to the rough plans, the upper floors would include space for art exhibitions and interfaith programs. There would also be a 9/11 memorial and a space open to people of “all faiths and of no faith” for prayer, contemplation and meditation.

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