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St. Patrick's Cathedral

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St. Patrick's Cathedral


Structure in General

existing [completed]


church (roman catholic)


  • Although the cornerstone was first laid in 1858, construction work was disrupted during the American Civil War.
  • The magnificent rose window is to the designs of Charles Connick.
  • The cathedral has 3 organs.
  • New York's archbishops are buried under the high altar in a crypt.
  • The Cathedral was named a National Historic Landmark on December 8, 1976.
  • The Cathedral serves as the seat of the archbishop for the Roman Catholic Archdicocese of New York.
  • The cathedral's windows were built by artisans from Birmingham (England), Boston, MA and Chartres in France.
  • St. Patrick's is the largest decorated Gothic catholic cathedral in the US.
  • As part of the commemoration of the American Institute of Architects' 150th anniversary in 2007, the organization announced the list of the 150 highest-ranked structures as "America's Favorite Architecture". St. Patrick's Cathedral was ranked 11th on this list. Start with the Empire State Building to make a tour of "America's Favorite Architecture" in order. The next building on the list is the Washington Monument.

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14-18 East 51st Street
13 East 50th Street, 635 5th Avenue
452-460 Madison Avenue
14 East 51st Street
New York City
New York

Technical Data

339.01 ft
339.01 ft

Involved Companies

James Renwick, Jr.

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • Cathedral title is officially assigned
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