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Artist plans to recreate Twin Towers “prayer rooms”

posted by jmcgee

The above rendering will evidently recreate the areas Muslims used for prayer in the World Trade Center.


In an interview with Art Threat, Las Vegas-based artist Paul-Felix Montez wants to create a downtown exhibit that addresses the experience of ‘finding one’s place…in American society,’ especially common among immigrants. ‘

The Prayer Room’ exhibit, inspired by the Muslims who worked in the World Trade Center towers, is being planned for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

The exhibit will be based upon two Muslim prayer spaces – one being the stairwell on the 163rd floor and the other on the 17th floor South Tower room – which Montez plans to recreate to at least an 80% scale.

Check out the link for more.

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posted October 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Any plans for a chapel?

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