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Landmark commission hearing may determine future of ground zero mosque

New York's Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a hearing to decide whether a century-old building near ground zero is worth preserving. The hearing is expected to be contentious because if the commission rules the building is not worth land marking, it will pave the way for a mosque and community centre that has been planned there. Earlier this month, a community board said the 157-year-old building at the site wasn't architecturally significant enough to landmark. Those pushing for the landmark status are opposed to the mosque at the site where the twin towers of the World Trade Center was. The project calls for a 13-story community centre including a mosque, performing arts centre, gym, swimming pool and other public spaces. It is a collaboration between the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative. The Cordoba Initiative aims to improve relations between Muslims and the West.

"The Cordoba Initiative hopes to build a $100 million, 13-story community centre with Islamic, interfaith and secular programming, similar to the 92nd Street Y," they say, referring to the cultural institution on the upper East side of Manhattan.

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