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Developer Tom Gilmore eventually purchased St. Vibiana in 1999 for $4.6 million. He has spent a reported $6 million renovating it

The Archdiocese's engineers and contractors estimated that it would cost a minimum of eighteen to twenty million to save the old structure. No one, including the preservationists, would donate the kind of money needed to save the old Cathedral building. Link

The final cost of the new cathedral was $189.7 million. Link

And isn't it beautiful?


16 posted on 09/06/2007 1:17:42 PM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Between the Lines

I find better beauty in mega box stores. LOL


22 posted on 09/06/2007 2:47:43 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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