ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Where is it? Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan.
What’s it done? St Patrick’s Cathedral is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church which can accommodate 2,200 people. Designed by James Renwick, Jr., construction began in 1858 but was halted during the Civil War and resumed in 1865. The cathedral was completed in 1878 and dedicated on May 25, 1879.
Why is it an icon? One of the most famous cathedrals in the world, St Patrick’s is known for its architectural features, including its stained glass and its impressive altar. The cathedral is a New York City landmark and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
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