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$175M restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Catholic World News - March 21, 2012

The Archdiocese of New York has announced that St. Patrick’s Cathedral will be undergoing a $175-million restoration, $45 million of which has already been raised.

“The goal at the end of the day and tens of millions of dollars is to have it not look a whole lot different,” said Derek Trelstad, lead structural engineer. “The discerning eye should notice it is cleaner, but it should look, as much as it can, like it did in 1879.”

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Mar. 21, 2012 7:12 PM ET USA

    I hope they save out a couple of grand for a new public address system. The homilies are typically unintelligible. The closed circuit TV trained on the altar is a great idea, however. (Monitors are on the outside of the columns, so people in the pews nearest the walls can see the Mass. If they'd had TV in 1879 I'm sure they would use it.) But vitally important, they need rest rooms. My ancient prostate forced me to run out right after Communion one time on my last trip to NY.

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