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Artist Renderings Of ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Revealed

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The first artist renderings show the honeycomb-like facade of the proposed Islamic center in Lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/SOMA Architects)

The first artist renderings show the honeycomb-like facade of the proposed Islamic center in Lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/SOMA Architects)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The first artist renderings of the proposed Islamic community center near ground zero have been released.

The pictures of Park 51, unveiled by SOMA Architects, show a white building with a futuristic, honeycomb-like openings all along its façade.

The developer said the 16-story tower would contain sports and fitness facilities as well as a childcare center, culinary school and auditorium.

Construction on the project isn’t expected to begin for another two or three years.

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(AP Photo/SOMA Architects)

 
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(AP Photo/SOMA Architects)

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