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Cathedral of St. John the Divine

The story of this cathedral is as wonderful as the building and campus itself. It is too full for this short space, but it came to be at the end of the nineteenth century as a place where the residents of this melting pot which is America could come together in prayer. A lofty goal housed in a 520-foot cathedral with a dome choir that is 162 feet at the apex. It is as yet, incredibly, uncompleted: the facade is perennially scaffolded. My most memorable visit to the Cathedral was the sad occasion of Keith Haring's memorial, during which Jessye Norman sang Ave Maria. Discover your own treasures--architectural, musical, or spiritual.

1047 Amsterdam Avenue @ 112th Street

(212) 316-7490

Last Modified: Monday Aug 11 2008

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