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St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Identification

St. Patrick's Cathedral
114502

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
neo-gothic

Usages

church (roman catholic)

Facts

  • 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.

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Location

14-18 East 51st Street
13 East 50th Street, 635 5th Avenue
452-460 Madison Avenue
14 East 51st Street at 5th Avenue
10022
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

339.01 ft
339.01 ft
1879

Involved Companies

James Renwick, Jr.

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Features & Amenities

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