Three Great Cathedrals

London Telegraph

The three great capitals of the world are building monster cathedrals, and all three edifices are now well on the road toward completion. For each one it is claimed that it will be "the finest in the world."

London's new cathedral is to be at Westminster. For some years now it has been in course of erection, and the scaffolding still surrounds portions of the mighty edifice. The cathedral is some three hundred and fifty feet long and about one hundred and sixty feet wide—in other words, as long as Chester cathedral and rather wider than Canterbury. The style of architecture is early Christian Byzantine, similar to that in which St. Sophia at Constantinople is built.

Although the shell of the building will first be completed, it will be some time before the finishing touches to the edifice are made. The interior of the cathedral when complete will deserve the adjective "magnificent." The walls of the nave will pictorially illustrate the history of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain from the earliest times down to the end of the nineteenth century.

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