Monday, November 12, 2007

The story of two cathedrals

~via Rocco. Two cathedrals nearing completion.

Acclaimed for its "ambitious" design, the 1,500-seat mother church of the 500,000-member diocese -- price tag: $190 million -- will open its doors on 25 September 2008.

[I]n the hometown of the Cardinal of the South, work's even further along on Houston's $61 million Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with dedication slated to take place next 2 April.


In Voluntary Exile said...

From the one photo, I can't say I'm thrilled with the Houston cathedral: it looks kinda boxy.
But at least--unlike Oakland's--it looks like a church, instead of a world's fair pavilion!

Doubting Thomas said...

And you could build three of the Houston cathedral for each one of the Oakland World Fair Pavilion.

Anonymous said...

Is it asking to much to build a beautiful and traditional looking church both pleasing to God Almighty and pleasing to mans eyes?
God bless you and the Church.

Aristotle A. Esguerra said...

Meh and meh.

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has basically spoiled me for most everything else, and it won't be done for another couple of dozen years. These two examples are the equivalent of modular homes in comparison - both in aesthetics and speed of completion.

Hopefully the acoustics in both structures prove to be serviceable.