Photography

St. John the Unfinished


OK, back to our favorite city, NYC! This is a Must See Cathedral equaling those in Italy!

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, officially the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York, is the Cathedral of the  Episcopal Diocese of New York. The cathedral disputes with  Liverpool Anglican cathedral for the title of largest Cathedral and Anglican church and fourth largest Christian church in the world. The inside covers 121,000 sq ft (11,200 m2), spanning a length of 183.2 meters (601 ft) and height 70.7 meters (232 ft). The inside height of the nave is 37.8 meters (124 feet).

The cathedral is nicknamed St. John the Unfinished.

The cathedral, designed in 1888 and begun in 1892, has, in its history, undergone radical stylistic changes and the interruption of the two World Wars. Originally designed as  Byzantine-Romanesque, the plan was changed after 1909 to a  Gothic design.  After a large fire on December 18, 2001, it was closed for repairs and reopened in November 2008. It remains  unfinished, with construction and restoration a continuing process. www.kerstenbeck.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s