NYC awards SPC Cathedral in Manhattan for restoration after 2016 fire

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Source: Brigitte Dusseau/AFP

New York’s Landmarks Conservancy awarded Serbia’s Orthodox Church (SPC) St. Sava Cathedral in Manhattan with ‘Lucy G. Moses’ recognition for the restoration of the temple after the fire.

“Preservation Awards are given to projects that demonstrate excellence in the restoration, preservation, or adaptive use of historic buildings, streetscapes, and landscapes that preserve commercial, residential, institutional, religious, and public buildings,” the New York Landmarks Conservancy said on its website.

The SPC Cathedral was caught in a big fire in 2016.

It was among 12 awarded in 2020, and the recognition was presented to the SPC East-American Bishop Irinej on May 6.

The church in Manhattan was built in gothic style some 170 years ago, and SPC became its owner in 1943. The last farewell to the great scientist Nikola Tesla was held in the church.