Orthodox church sues over temple destroyed on 9/11

New York, USA - The Greek Orthodox church is suing the public agency that owned the World Trade Center over stalled plans to rebuild a church that was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The church says the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reneged on a 2008 deal to rebuild the St. Nicholas Church at a new location down the block from its old site. It also says the Port Authority has sent construction equipment onto its property without permission as part of the new business and transportation complex at the World Trade Center Site.

It filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in Manhattan.

The Port Authority says it called off negotiations in 2009 because the church was asking for too much money.