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St. Patrick's Cathedral - Manhattan NYC

The Cathedral of St. Patrick ( St. Patrick's Cathedral ) is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States and a prominent landmark of New York City.

It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church, located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, directly across the street from Rockefeller Center and specifically facing the Atlas statue.

Architect : James Renwick Jr. and William Rodrigue 
Date : 1851-79, towers 1888
Style : Gothic Revival  
Construction type : Stone

The interior was designed in the style of English churches. The ornate Lady Chapel was constructed in 1900 after a design by Charles T. Mathews, complete with magnificent stained glass windows crafted in England and added gradually over the next 25 years. Near the chapel is a pietà created in 1906 by American sculptor William O. Partridge. It is three times as large as Michelangelo's pietà in the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. 

The cathedral and associated buildings were declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
An extensive restoration of the cathedral was begun in 2012 and is planned to last 3 years. 

Address : 
5th Ave, New York, NY 10022

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