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Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is Declared a Landmark

For 125 years, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine has uplifted people, communities and spirits in and beyond New York City. And on February 21, 2017, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to declare the Cathedral a city landmark. Here is an excerpt from 6sqft‘s story:

“Commission Chairwoman Meenakshi Srinivasan said in a statement, ‘The Cathedral is among the most famous church buildings in the world and is visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year who want to experience this 125-year-old masterpiece and complex with its varied and unique architectural styles…Preservation is not static; it can look towards the future.’

Commissioner Adi Shamir-Brown said, ‘It’s meaningful and important to designate the Cathedral as a building that is unfinished. We’re recognizing not only what it was but what it will become. That says something about the potential open-endedness of preservation.’”

Read the full article here