Topic: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament - Earthquake Damage and Beyond

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Christchurch's Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, was considered one of the finest examples of Church architecture in Australasia.

Designed by  Francis William Petrie in a neo-classical style based on an old Roman basilica, it was constructed over four years from 1901 - 1905 by J. & W. Jamieson.  Materials include Oamaru stone, Mount Somers stone,copper clad domes and steel.

The cathedral was badly damaged in the 2010 & 2011 earthquakes and a decison on its future is still to be made as of 2014.

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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament - Earthquake Damage and Beyond


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