Plans have been approved for the reconstruction of the cathedral in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, whose destroyed form became an icon of the 2010 earthquake that claimed more than 300,000 lives.
A panel from the University of Miami School of Architecture chose a
design by Puerto Rican architect Segundo Cardona that incorporates the
ruins of the facade and rose window of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the
Assumption with a new rotunda built around a central altar.
The archdiocese of Port-au-Prince has yet to raise funds for the
Thomas Wenski, the Archbishop of Miami, which has close links
to the Caribbean country, said most of the US$100 million collected by
the Catholic Church in the US after the earthquake went on relief and