Because of the large influx of Irish people to the city in the latter part of the 20th century, the cathedral was given the name of Ireland's patron saint.
It is now one of the city's most recognizable monuments and the focal point of New York's annual St. Patrick's Day festivities.
The Mexico City Metropolitan church, a major tourist attraction, is the biggest and oldest church in Latin America.
The cathedral was removed off the World Monuments Fund's list of the 100 most endangered monuments in 2000.
When the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana was badly destroyed in the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
Opened in 2002, the controversial structure was criticized for its high cost, unconventional design (the altar alone cost $5 million), and excessive size.
This spot in New Orleans has housed the St. Louis Cathedral since 1794.
One of New Orleans' most recognizable icons, the Cathedral of St. Louis is also the oldest Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the United States.