Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York

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Coordinates: 40°48′13″N 73°57′42″W / 40.803569°N 73.961718°W / 40.803569; -73.961718

The Western facade, including the Rose Window

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, officially the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York, is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113th Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral disputes with Liverpool Anglican Cathedral the title of largest Cathedral and Anglican church[1] and fourth largest Christian church in the world.[2] The inside covers 121,000 sq ft (11,200 m2), spanning a length of 183.2 meters (601 ft) and height 70.7 meters (232 ft). The inside height of the nave is 37.8 meters (124 feet).

The cathedral is nicknamed St. John the Unfinished.[3]

The cathedral, designed in 1888 and begun in 1892, has, in its history, undergone radical stylistic changes and the interruption of the two World Wars. Originally designed as Byzantine-Romanesque, the plan was changed after 1909 to a Gothic design.[2][4] After a large fire on December 18, 2001, it was closed for repairs and reopened in November 2008.[2] It remains unfinished, with construction and restoration a continuing process.[2][4]

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