Deal struck to rebuild NY church destroyed on 9/11

By the Associated Press | October 14, 2011 | 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It took a decade, but a deal has finally been struck to rebuild a New York City church destroyed on 9/11.

The new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will be about 3½ times as large as the old one.

It's just a short walk down Liberty Street from the ruined chapel it had occupied for 85 years.

The resolution of the dispute was announced Friday by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The church will rebuild on Port Authority land.

The settlement was mediated by the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It will end a lawsuit filed earlier this year.