St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church @ Night

World Trade Center, Manhattan

Aerial View of St Nicholas at Ground Zero
Credit: Santiago Calatrava Architects

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

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The original building housing the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was an 1832 converted rowhouse that was completely destroyed on 9/11. After years of uncertainty surrounding the church's location within the WTC complex, financial difficulties, and construction delays, the new church building and National Shrine for the Greek Orthodox Church was completed earlier this year and consecrated on July 4, 2022.

Conceived by Santiago Calatrava with the symbolic use of light, the church's lighting, designed and implemented by DLR Group, reinforces the spirit of rebirth and continuity for the Church and our city. The lighting design carefully balances the use of both daylight and electric light internally and externally.

On this tour with DLR staff, learn about how they transformed Calatrava's vision into material reality and how they created the lighting effects that turn St. Nicholas into a standout jewel in lower Manhattan.

The tour will concern the exterior of the building only.

This event is presented as part of OHNY @ Night, a series showcasing the work of Lumen Award-Winning Lighting Designers presented in partnership with the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC).


130 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10006