St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, Apostolic
630 2nd Ave. @ 34th St., Manhattan, NYC, NY.
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✞ St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral is the first cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church to be constructed in North America. The New York architectural firm Steinman, Cain & White with Edward Utudjian of Paris as a consultant designed the cathedral. The cathedral's architectural plan is patterned after the 4th-century church of St. Hripsime in Armenia and includes two unique features distinct to Armenian architecture -- the use of double-intersecting arches and a pyramidal dome soaring 120 feet above street level. St. Vartan's was consecrated on April 28, 1968. The cathedral is named in honor of St. Vartan the 5th-century martyr who fought to preserve Armenian Christianity. For more information about this beautiful cathedral, check out its website.
✍ The proximity of the background apartment building is an optical illusion -- the building is actually across a 6 lane street from the cathedral.