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WTC Mosque Developer Plans to Build Midtown Tower, Synagogue

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The controversial developer who tried to build a Mosque and Community Center in Lower Manhattan is back.

This time, Sharif El-Gamal is planning to build a 23-story retail center and hotel in Midtown Manhattan that would also house an Orthodox Synagogue.

He says he and his partner are in contract to buy the building on the corner of Seventh
Avenue and 40th Street from Parsons the New School for Design.

The "Garment Center Congregation" currently holds a long term lease on the building's first floor, and will be temporarily relocated during construction.

Three years ago El-Gamal made news when he tried to build a $100 million Islamic prayer and community center at a site near the World Trade Center.

The developers say they hope to close the new deal, worth $61.5 million by early March.

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