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Greek Orthodox Church Sues PA Over Rebuilding Promise

Construction is seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Construction is seen at the World Trade Center site – New York, NY – Oct 4, 2010 – Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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NEW YORK (AP) - A Greek Orthodox church destroyed on Sept. 11 is taking legal action against the agency that owns ground zero, saying it’s 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.”

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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