Gallery: St. Patrick’s Cathedral unveils state-of-the-art geothermal pl...

The Holy Spirit won’t be the only thing moving through the halls of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue starting this month. Now in the final phase of its $177 million restoration, the 19th century Gothic Revival church will be soon be throwing the switch on a state-of-the-art geothermal plant that will regulate the temperature of the cathedral and adjoining structures with “increased efficiency and a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions,” the Archdiocese of New York announced last week. The system comprises a network of 10 underground wells, drilled to a depth of up to 2,200 feet, along the north and south sides of the cathedral: four on 51st Street and six on 50th.

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