NYC’s St. Patrick’s Renovation Ready for Pope Francis’ Visit

Posted on Sep 10, 2015

After a three year renovation, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is finishing in time for Pope Francis’ visit!

Workers cleaned and repaired the 3,700 individual panels in 75 stained glass windows, among other extensive renovation work including:

  • 30,000 individual repairs were made to stone, plaster and wood.
  • 120 tradesmen worked on the construction site on an average day
  • 225,000 square feet of scaffold was used for interior and exterior work

New York City is the most linguistically and religiously diverse city in the world. The 8.4 million inhabitants communicate in some 800 different languages across the five boroughs – the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

Contact a Discover New York Destination Specialist to create a personalized look at the gorgeous houses of worship and learn about the neighborhoods and their residents that make up a community!

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