Cathedral of St. John the Divine after ten years' work-may need a century to finish (LOC)

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When: 14 December 1902

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New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924

December 14, 1902, Image 29

Notes: Cover, illustrated supplement.

Format: Newspaper page, from microfilm

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Repository: Library of Congress, Serial and Government Publications Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

Part Of: Chronicling America (Library of Congress) (DLC) -

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    • 31/Dec/2009 15:30:15

    And the question is WHY?

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    • 31/Dec/2009 17:33:23

    If you go to the persistent URL and zoom the photo and scroll down, you can read the article. Apparently, they were overwhelmed (and a bit melodramatic about it) by the sheer size, scope and cost of the project. According to Wikipedia, it officially opened in 1941, but further construction was halted by WWII. A fire destroyed part of the church in 2001, and it's currently still being renovated:

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    • 04/Jan/2010 23:05:59

    But, a CENTURY to finish?