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St. Patrick's Cathedral

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in New York City, United States.

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When Archbishop John Hughes originally planned St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the first half of the 19th Century, he was laughed at for attempting such a large-scale project, but today it is the largest Gothic-style Catholic cathedral in the United States and has been added to over the years. Its guardians see it as ‘a gift from one generation to the next’, and the chapel, spires, organs and Tiffany-designed altar were all added at different points between the mid-19th and 20th Centuries. Against the surrounding skyscrapers its beauty becomes even more powerful, the seat of the Archdiocese of New York in the midst of modern Manhattan.

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