St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City

Location: 460 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10022, United States

Date Taken: March 12, 2008

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York. It is the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and has been recognized throughout its history as a center of their Catholic life.

Some Facts About Saint Patrick’s Cathedral:

The Windows were made by renowned artists in Chartres, France; Birmingham, England and Boston Massachusetts. The great rose window is acknowledged to be the finest work designed by Charles Connick, the 20th century genius in stained glass window design..

* The Cathedral seats about 2,200 people.
* The exterior length is about 405 feet; the width is 274 feet.
* The spires rise 330 feet from street level.
* The architect was James Renwick, an American. (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/medny/stpat1.html) The Lady Chapel was designed by another American, Charles Mathews.
* The St. Michael and St. Louis altar was designed by Tiffany and Company. The St. Elizabeth altar was designed by Paolo Medici of Rome.
* The Archbishops of New York are buried in a crypt under the high altar. Their honorary hats, called galeros, hang from the ceiling over their tombs.
* The Stations of the Cross are works of art which won first prize at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.
* The Pieta is three times larger than the Pieta in St. Peter’s, Rome.
* The Cathedral has three organs.
* The baldachin over the main altar is solid bronze.
* Each year over 3 million people visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral

excerpts from http://www.archny.org/about-us/st-patricks-cathedral; http://www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/

A must see place in NYC! I was there for about an hour appreciating the cathedral architectural beauty and its fine details. I wish I could name all the Altars in my shot collections, maybe I’ll go back soon and make notes. So far this is the Grandest Medieval Architecture I’ve ever seen in USA.

My Life Best Shots,
Rman

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