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  • Christ the Light's towering $190 million project is the most expensive church in U.S. history

    06/03/2007 6:16:10 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 33 replies · 544+ views
    CONTRA COSTA TIMES ^ | 06/03/2007 | Rebecca Rosen Lum
    It happens throughout the day: Traffic slows near the corner of Grand Avenue and Harrison Street in Oakland as motorists glimpse Christ the Light Cathedral climbing skyward. Cell phones and cameras emerge from car windows to snap photos. For now, its warm blond bones lay bare. Soon, glass panels will cloak the massive ark-shaped sanctuary. It will anchor a landscaped complex encompassing an open plaza, smaller chapels, offices, a rectory and residence for Bishop Allen Vigneron, gathering places, gardens and a conference center. It is the newest cathedral in the nation, and the most expensive in American history. The $190...