The Church of St. John the Baptist
It is located at 211 West 30th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in the Fur District of the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
The present French Gothic-style stone church was built between 1871 and 1872 to the designs of the prolific ecclesiastical architect Napoleon LeBrun, architect of several New York Catholic churches as well as the cathedral in Philadelphia. The cornerstone was laid by Fr. Frey on Pentecost Sunday, June 4 or June 11 of 1871. The church is 165 feet long and 67 feet wide, originally accommodating 1,200 people, and costing $175,000 to construct.
The New York experience, gridlock, pizzas and construction:
The biggest (35 Hudson Yards, 500 West 33rd St)
The most expensive (also 35 Hudson Yards)
The tallest by number of floors (217 West 57th St)
Highest dwelling units (22-44 Jackson Ave)