The cathedral has been under construction for well over one hundred years and is not expected to be completed for another 100 years. It is a New York City landmark and is located in Manhattan on the northwestern area of the island.
It is located in the neighborhood known as "Morningside Heights" and in fact, there is a sharp geographic drop off in topography just behind the church. You can see this drop in the city's Morningside Heights Park.
[Pictured to the right: Workers begin to decorate the outside of the cathedral during the day. Preparations for the big 60th birthday celebration were the talk of the town amongst professional event planners. Planning parties for Elton John is a full time job!