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Designing A Cathedral For The Centuries

The Cathedral of Christ the Light is 360 degrees of stunning design.

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Damage to the former St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Oakland, California caused by the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 gave rise to this new design

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Designers modeled the cathedral entirely in 3-D, then in laser cut wood models.

Using software such as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max and others, the designers at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP created 3-D models of the cathedral before building even began.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Using software such as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max and others, the designers at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP created 3-D models of the cathedral before building even began.

The interior shell is a lattice made of Douglas fir wood

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Designers explored the effects of light on the interior through 3-D modeling

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Here's a look at the final rendering of this divine cathedral bathed in natural light

The Cathedral Of Christ The Light was fully completed in 2008, click here for more information.