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Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine


An official Path Through History Site! The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is one of New York's great unfinished architectural masterpieces and remains a work in progress. Begun in 1892 in the Byzantine-Romanesque style, the plan was changed to a Gothic design in the early 20th century. The result is that the cathedral reflects a mixture of styles, including a Gothic nave, a Romanesque crossing under the dome, and chapels in French, English, Spanish Gothic, Norman, and Byzantine styles. Although damaged by fire in 2001, the landmark has been repaired and is open to the public. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the cathedral—the world's largest—each year, exploring artwork by Keith Haring, 17th-century tapestries, a 9/11 memorial sculpture, stained-glass windows, gardens, and wandering peacocks. The cathedral hosts daily services, tours, concerts, and choral performances, and is located between Manhattan's Upper West Side and Harlem neighborhoods, just minutes by subway from Times Square.


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