Construction lasted 83 years, starting and finishing on September 29th.
The paired towers at the west entrance are 234 feet tall.
The Cathedral welcomes nearly 700,000 visitors and worshippers annually.
There are 110 gargoyles on the Cathedral.
The first tract of land for the 30-acre Cathedral site was purchased in 1898 for $245,000. Two other parcels of land were purchased later, bringing the total cost to $291,427 and the total area to fifty-seven acres.
The Gloria in Excelsis central tower contains a 53-bell carillon
from John Taylor Bell Founders (in the lower belfry) and a 10-bell peal
from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Both were cast and installed in 1963, and together they make this tower unique in the world in having both a carillon and a peal.
President Theodore Roosevelt was present for the foundation ceremony.
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