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  • High Cost for New Calif. Cathedral (compared to a nuclear reactor)

    09/04/2007 7:35:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies · 562+ views
    AP ^ | September 2, 2007 | LOUISE CHU
    (AP) — A maze of wooden planks and glass panes is gradually taking shape among the austere office buildings of downtown Oakland, a structure alternately described as a bee hive, an inverted basket or a nuclear reactor.Only an inconspicuous sign on a fence offers a clue that it will soon be one of the nation's most ambitious — and expensive — religious sites.When it's completed in fall of 2008, the $190 million Cathedral of Christ the Light will be the centerpiece of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland, which lost its old cathedral to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.More...