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Work on St. Nicholas Shrine halted over ballooning costs

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Construction workers adjust a temporary cross on the St. Nicholas National Shrine in New York, in a photo taken in August. Work on the Greek Orthodox church designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to replace a 19th-century building destroyed in the September 11 terror attacks, has been temporarily suspended amid failure to observe payment deadlines and concerns over financial mismanagement. [AP]