Wednesday, January 28, 2009
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral ..
Address: 2238 W Rice Street ..
Architect: I.G. Steinbach ..
Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral is a masterpiece of Neo-Byzantine baroque art and architecture. A massive and powerful structure capped by 13 bronze domes with gold crosses representing Christ and His 12 Apostles. It was built in the architectural style of St. Sofia’s Church in Kyiv.
The steel superstructure of the edifice was a unique form of construction for the times. Massive stone supports were used together with the steel. The church stands 112 feet high. It is 136 feet long and 85 feet wide. The structure can accommodate over a thousand worshippers.
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Art and Architecture of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral ...