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Catedral de Maringá
Catedral Basilica Menor de Nossa Senhora da Glória

Avenida Tiradentes, Praça da Catedral
Maringa PR Brazil

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1972
Floor Count15
Building Uses
 - religious
Structural Types
 - church
Architectural Style
 - futurism
Materials
 - glass
 - stone
 - marble
 - concrete (plain)
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire407 ftBrazilian Websites
cross spire
Roof374 ft
Inside height276 ft
External diameter164 ft
Inside diameter125 ft

Description
• Architect: José Augusto Bellucci.

• Idealized by: Dom Jaime Luiz Coelho.
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• Started: 15.08.1958.
• Finished: 10.05.1972.

• Vitrals: 16, from artist Lorenz Osterroht.

• Cross: Wood with 7 m high, from sculptor Conrado Moser.

• Capacity: 4.500 worships.

• Latin America's second tallest monument, mainly in South America and the 10th tallest in the world.

• Architect was inspired by the Soviet sputnik satellites when he projected the modern design with conical shape of the cathedral, which was idealized by the archbishop Dom Jaime Luiz Coelho. The word poustinik assigns a person dwelling in a poustinia, that is, someone who move away from the material world to be closer to God.

• The foundation stone, a piece of marble from St. Peter's Basilica in Rome blessed by Pope Pius XII, was laid on August 15, 1958. The church was built between July 1959 and May 10, 1972, the 25th birthday of the city.

• In 21 january 1982 received the Title Catedral Basílica Menor.

• Around the Cathedral there is water mirror, fountaine reaching 5m high.
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• Photo Links:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=246394
http://www.malhanga.com/maringa/catedral2.jpg

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