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St Patrick's Cathedral...and the modern buildings

This is an stitching of 3 vertical shots. Unfortunately there was no way to get a wider view of this impressive cathedral so what I did was to cut the lower part off. Somehow I like the play between the modern buildings and the gothic style architecture.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, is an example of the decorated and geometric style of Gothic ecclesiastical architecture which prevailed in Europe from 1275 to 1400.

Some architecture facts:

- The cathedral is built of brick, not marble because brick is stronger. However, it was then covered with marble, quarried in New York and Massachusetts;
- It can accommodate 2,200 people;
- The site of the church takes up a whole city block, bounded by East 51st Street to the north, Madison Avenue to the east, East 50th Street to the south, and Fifth Avenue to the west;
- The spires rise 330 feet (100 m) from street level;
- The windows were made by artists in Chartres, France, Birmingham, England and Boston, Massachusetts;
- The roof is made from slate from Monson, Maine.

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