Friday, November 27, 2015

St. Patrick's Cathedral is born anew after a $177 million restoration

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST
By Sam Cochran
Photograph of the restored Saint Patrick's Cathedral designed by James Renwick Jr. in the mid-19th century
NEW YORK---All eyes were on Pope Francis when he visited the U.S. earlier this fall. But sharing the spotlight with the pontiff during his stop in New York City was St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which officially unveiled its spectacular three-year restoration for the occasion. The $177 million project reversed decades of decay and removed layers of soot darkening the Gothic Revival masterpiece, designed by James Renwick Jr. in the mid-19th century. The results are, quite simply, heavenly. [link]