Famed architect Santiago Calatrava catches the Vatican’s eye

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An exhibit focusing on the church designs of noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava went on display at the Vatican this week, with a large model, seen here, — shown to the public for the first time — of the soon-to-be rebuilt St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, which was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. Photo courtesy Santiago Calatrava

An exhibit focusing on the church designs of noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava went on display at the Vatican this week, with a large model, seen here, — shown to the public for the first time — of the soon-to-be rebuilt St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York, which was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. Photo courtesy Santiago Calatrava

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The "Metamorphosis of Space" exhibit featuring the works of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava marks the first time the Vatican has organized a show on a living architect.