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Majestic! Restored St. Patrick's Cathedral Unveiled

The renovations are finished and the results are a sight to behold. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016)

What to Know

  • The massive renovation began in May 2015

  • It cost nearly $200 million

  • Work included restoring the cathedral's nearly 10,000 pound front doors and the inside ceilings

The scaffolding that surrounded the inside ceilings and the exterior of New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral has been removed as the restoration of the iconic Fifth Avenue building comes to an end. 

The massive renovation of the 137-year-old cathedral was announced by Timothy Cardinal Dolan in March 2015 and began in May of that year. 

The restoration, which cost nearly $200 million, included cleaning and re-cutting stones on the building's spires that extend from the top of the entrance on the building's facade.

Other work included restoring the cathedral's nearly 10,000 pound front doors and the inside ceilings, which were worn and darkened after years of wear and tear.

Click on the photo below to see a 360-degree view of the cathedral on Facebook.

The cathedral's picturesque stone and stained glass can now be seen unobstructed as the last of the scaffolding came down in recent weeks. 

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