Panel Vote Clears Way For Ground Zero Mosque

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Ground Zero Mosque

The Mosque near Ground Zero is a go.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission cleared the way for the controversial project Tuesday by voting unanimously against protecting the 152-year-old building that was standing in the way.

Board members by a 9-0 vote agreed that the now-doomed building, which is two blocks north of Ground Zero on Park Place and formerly housed the Burlington Coat Factory, did not meet criteria for protection from the city.

Loud applause erupted after the vote at Pace University.

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