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Report: Former Park51 Islamic Center Being Torn Down

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The TriBeCa building that once housed a controversial Islamic cultural center reportedly is set to be torn down.

The Daily News says paperwork has been filed to demolish 51 Park Place, which used to be the home of the cultural and prayer center called Park51.

The building's owner has also asked the city for permission to tear down another nearby building, 45 Park Place.

It's not clear what developers plan to do with the land after the two buildings are demolished.

Park51 opened in September 2011 but was immediately criticized over its close proximity to the World Trade Center site. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP