How it Might Have Been, How it Is

Posted: September 7, 2011 in Cathedrals
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An impression of how the Lutyens cathedral and Hope Street may have looked (1943)


The design by Sir Edwin Lutyens of the RC Cathedral barely went past the design stage. The present crypt is all that was built, visited at the rear of the present cathedral. Financial constraints were the main problem. You can read about the history of the Lutyens project here, and see the model (currently on display at the Anglican Cathedral).

Below is a view of Hope Street and the RC Cathedral today, photographed from the top of the Anglican Cathedral.

Hope Street today










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