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Details for Benchmark: KU3989

N 40° 45.529 W 073° 58.598 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In NEW YORK county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ST PATRICKS CATHEDRAL N SPIRE
Marker Type:
church spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Recovered in good condition

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Walked right by it!

Found it during our X-Mas holiday in NYC! Thank you!

Discovered while visiting

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St. Patrick's Cathedral from the bottom of the 'Rock'

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Found today during our NY trip together with Allerpiraten.

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photoSt. Patrick Cathedral

Found today with Olle Hexe during our stay in NY

Dieser Benchmark konnte erfolgreich entdeckt werden.


This benchmark was successfully discovered.

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During our stay in NYC visited this BM.

Spotted this one as we walked past towards Bloomingdales.

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during our sightseeing

Passed by St. Patrick's Cathedral after visiting the LEGO store at Rockefeller Centre.

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photoAstartus at St. Patrick's Cathedral

During our NYC sightseeing trip we also visited the cathedral and had a beautiful view from The Top of the Rock down to the cathedral. The benchmark is obviously in excellent shape.

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photoKU3989 - view from Top of the Rock #1
photoKU3989 - view from Top of the Rock #2

This was one of many found while on a whirlwind weekend of caching our way around NYC with Sis, Fuzzy, Donut, Ddrams, and Mrs. Mud. I have had the opportunity to visit St Patrick's Cathedral many times through the years. It never loses its magnificent impact.

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Spotted this one in good condition while watching a Christmas light show next door!

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Together with Dingo79 I found this benchmark :-)

Together with Miela78 I had a really interesting journey. We could even find some geocaches and benchmarks like this one.
Concerning this benchmark we had much fun in finding which was not so difficult ;-) The benchmark made our journey even more interesting and with its help we had the chance to discover the surroundings in a more interesting way!

Vu lors de notre balade dans le secteur du Rockefeller Plaza. Belle cathédrale.

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On a bus trip east and picking up a few Benchmarks and Geocaches as we go.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo

Beautiful architecture!

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Unterwegs auf einer großen USA Tour mit Stage_Worm.

Auch diesen Benchmark konnten wir gleich finden !

Great church, enjoyed visiting!

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photoSt. Patrick’s Cathedral

A fantastic Church. Thanks for showing.
DADIL-Iserlohn, Germany

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photoNice Location

A beautiful location that I passed on my way to Central Park today.

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photoThe church

[EN]

With Sahlinabac, Superpipoca and my mother.

[PT]

Com o Sahlinabac, a Superpipoca e a minha mãe.

[EN]

With Sahlinabac, Bamiel and my mother.

[PT]

Com o Sahlinabac, o Bamiel e a minha mãe.

[EN]

With Superpipoca, Bamiel and my wife.

[PT]

Com a Superpipoca, o Bamiel e a minha mulher.

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ST PATRICKS CATHEDRAL N SPIRE

During my visit to NY also visited this place

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Thanks for this nice church

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Found it!

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Found where described

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Spotted this one while geocaching and sightseeing. We have seen this spire many times on past trips, too.

in the area chasing caches and benchmarks all in good shape here

We decided to head northeast for a much needed vacation. We're road tripping it over 2,000 miles through several states and Canadian provinces with extended stops at a few locales. We plan to cover NY, CT, RI, MA, NH, ME, VT, NJ, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Quebec. In addition to tourism, we're attempting a bunch of caches along the way targeting Virtuals (new and old), new states, new counties, new provinces, and other fun ones along the way.

Visited the cathedral for a bit.

Cannot miss it.

Found this one on our NYC trip, could not mis it
Thx de bizons

Found this Benchmark during our 8 days stay in NYC

Found (solved) this Benchmark together with Panne Koppa when we are visiting New York.

T4TB and greetings from Germany

Saw this one on our walk through Manhatten. What a great cathedral just in the city!
TFTC and Greetings from Germany!

walked by this building today

Visiting NYC and has to check out St Patrick's. Just as beautiful at night as during the day.

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Not far from our Hotel, so I could go for a little walk late in the afternoon and I found it.
epikurios

Visited this benachmark during my New York-Trip with Cabo da Roca. We had a fantastic time.
Best wishes from Germany.

I have seen this Benchmark with KatnissTonks during our trip to New York.
Best view from 5th Avenue.

Best wishes from Germany,
Cabo da Roca

Easy find. The Cathedral looks great!

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Lovely cathedral.

On our sightseeing tour in New York based on geocaching, we could find this benchmark.

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photoC Benchmark Spire KU3989
D Benchmark Spire KU3989

Found with The A-Team while on a walking tour of NYC.

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Found with TheG-Force while visiting New York.

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photoSt. Patrick's Cathedral

Seen

Found during our 5 days visit in NYC

Thanks for showing us this place.

Found while caching and sightseeing in the area

Found during a visit to NYC from Houston, TX. Observed from the Top of The Rock. Check out the roof is the shape of a cross.

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Greetings from California!

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photoN Tower is on the Left
photoSt. Patrick's Cathedral

Found during a visit from Florida.

Found while caching in NY

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Amazing how many big and small churches can be found between all these skyscrapers. Beautiful!

On a NYC Visit I have this Benchmark found. Thank you for showing

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Found during a short walk on the final day of my NYC visit.

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photoBenchmark is left spire...and it's looking good
photoBenchmark is left spire...and it's looking good

Visited this beautiful church during our NYC trip.

Found it during our visit to New York

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Found while visiting New York.

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Spotted while visiting New York.

Discovered while exploring Time's Square and Rockefeller Center. See photo.

CC76...

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Während des Besuchs des Rockefeller Center sind wir auch an dieser Kathedrale vorbei gekommen.
Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen.

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photoKirchturmspitze

During our trip through NYC we spotted this one.

Found this benchmark as described and in beautiful condition.

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St Patrick's Cathedral, north/left spire
photoKU3989 North spire
St Patrick's Cathedral

Discovered while in NYC!

Found walking around NYC. The north spire is on the left.

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photoSt Patrick's cathedral

Found during my holidays in New York
TFTBM

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Found in good condition as described. The North spire is on the left.

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photoKU3989 - St Patricks Cathedral N Spire

Found during a vacation in NY. We saw many beautiful and interesting places. Greetings from Czech Republic.

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photoSt. Patrick Church

Right after Top of the Rock we enjoyed this beautiful church. Bot a candle too. Thanks

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Saw today on a visit to Manhattan.

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photoSt. Patrick

Discovered while spending the day in town.
Logged with GCDroid

Seen from below and photographed from the Empire State building. Nice old building!

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photoSpires

Found this one during our tour of NY

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Found during our visit to NYC

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Found it. Yes!

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photoSt. Patrick

Found this one many times. Used work in the area. Sorry for the late log.

Auch hier kamen wir noch vorbei.
Danke fürs zeigen und LG sagt:
Ratz1972

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Saw this amazing church and its spires while walking around Rockefeller Center.

Observed during a fun day hiking around New York City.

Found it while exploring the Big Apple today :)

Seen, while in NYC...

Darkpommes

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Huge church'! Quite lovely

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Seen it during my stay in New York City.

TFTB

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Observed while visiting NYC

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photoSt Patrick's spires

Found by our sightseeing tour today...

Vu
Superbe Spirale

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vu du haut.

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I brought a patient to NYC by air ambulance... After dropping him off we had some time in the city which allowed me to find this benchmark !

Found the Benchmark during our visit in NYC
THX
Mno2

Seen while visiting New York

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On our tour through NYC we spotted this one. :)

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Seen after my visit inside! Thx! Love Kate

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Found while visiting NYC!

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One of the last things we visited while in New york. Very pretty.

We visited the inside and spotted the Spire from our visit to Top of the Rock.

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... together with my buddy's DreiD and Michael from CarstensBande we visited the beautiful New York City. What a breathtaking city. . Beside we had the time to search for some caches and some benchmarks and this was one of it. ...

TFTC Twente123 with DreiD and CarstensBand on a crazy Tour over 25.000 km from Germany over Rio de Janeiro, Iguacu Falls, Intervales State Park, Sao Paulo, New York City and back to Germany in 11 days

Found this Benchmark on our trip to New York

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We spotted the Spire of the Cathedral from Top of the Rock.

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photoSt. Patricks Cathedral

A great visit to New York City with my friends Majole&Kiddluv and ladykarine. We discover many caches, waymarks and benchmark on our trip and so much more.

TFTBM ;)

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During a visit in NYC, love to visit historic places.

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Nous sommes passés devant la cathédrale en nous dirigeant vers le Rockfeller Center.

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photoSaintPatricksCathedral spire

Spotted this one during our NY city trip.

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photoSt. Patrick's Cathedral in scaffolding

Found this on my last three visits

Spotted this one on my last trip to NYC.

Foundit at my US -Holiday !
TFTC
Greeting from Emden , Germany

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Found it, but once in a lifetime i am here and than they still doing work on the church :(

Came along here several times...

Found this on a trip to NYC.

One of many benchmarks observed today during our walk around Manhattan. I also got a nice photograph of St. Patricks from the top of the Empire State Building that I will upload.

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photoFrom Empire State Building Observatory

Nice building, thanks

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photoCathedral

Have seen these spires many times. Today spied while getting clues for 5 Star New York.

Took a quick tour of St. Patricks

After grabbing a few caches on lunch today, I walked past St. Patrick's on the way back to the office. Still doing construction.....hopefully it will be done soon!

Still doing work on the church- but I was able to visualize the spire from 5th and 45th St.

Spotted this one on a trip to NYC.

In NYC getting a few caches and benchmarks.

:-D

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Seen while caching in NYC

Seen while wandering about NYC.

Saw this and was able to tour the church as well.

Found during a trip in NYC

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It's under a curtain of scaffolding but it is still there.

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North one on the left

I love this wonderful city.

Undergoing some work but still incredible.

I could not miss it during my NY city trip

While traveling by bus through the eastern United States and Canada sought and found the benchmark.

TFTC Lutz (Blase) from Germany

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found it

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I was here on my trip to New York !

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Great time finding all these in Midtown.

Found while on vacation

Am vorletzten Tag beim abschließenden Spaziergang auch noch diese (im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes) Sehenswürdigkeit mitgenommen...

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stopped here on 2nd day of my trip in NY. Nice church.

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photothe church

One of my favorite cathedrals! We have the kids compare this church with the national cathedral. Saw the spires again this year, like I do every year while with the 8th graders on the east coast trip!

Stopped by here on our visit to the city to admire the architecture. My sister informed me that the spire is actually a benchmark, so here I am.

Definitely still standing!

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photoBoth spires.

Found it, as described, on a sunny February afternoon.

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photoBase of the cross on the north spire

Eine interessante Variante von Geocaching, die ich so bisher noch nicht kannte. Und wenn man schon mal über den großen Teich gereist ist, muss man dies natürlich auch mal testen! Der Benchmark befindet sich wie angegeben in gutem Zustand am bekannten Ort!! Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen!!

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Found it on a nice place during our New York trip!

found

Found

third building that I did't realize was a BM today.

Spotted it while watching the Columbus Day Parade

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photoSt. Patrick's Catherdral

Found it while visiting New-York with my son and his girlfriend, sister and hubby. Beautiful cathedral. We took the time to visit it.

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photoThe Cathedral !

coolest looking church in the city.

An other Benchmark we have found in New York.
# BM10

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Another found whilst on walkabout round New York

Discovered this beautiful church while in NYC with geocaching friends.

My first Benchmark!

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visited the St Patricks Cathedral today and just after a funeral with bagpipes, it was impressive!
Burned a candle for our loved ones

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The church is much larger than I was orginally expecting. In fact I have been by here numerous times in my visits to NYC.

Spied St. Pat.'s on the way to gaze at the RFC Xmas tree. Hope to post a pic once I pull the files off my camera. Thanks!

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They stand.

After a visit to Maine, a stay in New York City was a must. So was visiting a number of these special places.

Stopped here on our way back to the hotel in the dark.
Our first benchmark - how cool.
Drea & Vroni

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beautiful church! glad we went in!

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photobeautiful!

Seen a few times and didn't know what it was until this date.

Love this church! Beautiful! Take time to light a candle...

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Found it on a rainy evening and went in to light a few candles.....

Found while walking around the city. You sure couldnt miss this beautyful place.

Seen from the Top of the Rock and by a walk on the 5th avenue .

THX et2728
#1066

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Seen while walking on 5th Av.

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Yup, it's still there.

Found during a whirlwind tour of NYC for a mini-family reunion. Popped inside for just a bit. Very nice!

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Found it while walking through the city

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Beautiful.

Here is a view from on the ESB.

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Before to go to the top of the Rock

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Allí vam estar!
De viatge de noces, vam estar 6 dies per NY City visitant tots els lloc més emblematics .

MGPB

Aquí vam estar, de viatge de noces.
6 dies per NY visitant tots els llocs més enblematics.

Very nice Church façade!

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Found this one during our stroll around NYC.

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photoKU3989 - with the globe in front...

Found it!

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Seen this one so many times in NYC - that's my earliest proof that I've been here.

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photoSt. Patrick

St. Patricks Cathedral was another site we visited on our trip to NY

Regards from Germany,
Svotti

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Very beautiful church!

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A very nice church.

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Found it

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Got it

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There it is

While we where out sight seeing in the City and we where going to the Cathedral anyway should grab the the BM.

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Great building and a nice spot to shelter in the rain.

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Walked by here many times.

Wow good thing I remembered N spire, 'cause there were a lot of them!

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Coming down from Mt Sinai Hospital the St Patricks Cathedral was an easy find. A beautiful buildung, would have loved to go inside but it was to late that day it was already closed... maybe next time.

Found this one during my walk through New York City.

Found easily as described.

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Saw this one while sightseeing in NYC! Beautiful cathedral!

Saw this on a caching trip to the city. Impressive as the first time I saw it.

work right across the street and pass this everyday

Walked past this site many time in the past few days.

Passed numerous times and finally logging it.

Seen while in New York

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Saw this benchmark as we were sightseeing around the City. It was quite late in the day near the end of our trip, just before we returned to Neawrk Airport

Found while at St. Patricks for a senior mass.

Found this while walking around the city before seeing a Broadway show.

Saw this one while walking around Midtown.

Saw the Cathedral in passing on the street at night. Would have loved to see in the daytime but we were never in the area in the daylight and I was lucky to be randomly passing to catch a quick(and dark) pic.

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View the Spire from one block over. Also visited the church to see if I could find the other marks the Papa-Bear-NYC mentioned. Found 825 but unable to find 824.

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In town for the weekend with the family. Very awesome church.

Was there with the fam! It was beautiful!
~ecrane

Amazing--we went inside!
~mopsy critter

Had a Dr's appointment on the 71st FL. of Empire State Building and saw it from his waiting rooms north window! Also saw it from the street!
SCLAVE

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photoKU3989 Street view.

Found this cathedral while visiting NYC for the week-end.

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Found this during a visit to New York with my daughter and two of my granddaughters. This is such a great church and one of the stops you can't miss.

view from top of the rock.

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Cool building

Had a meeting across the street and had a great view!

During our visit in New York I tried to find some of them an was successful at some places. This one at the nice cathedral.
Cheers from germany, avila99!

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Was walking around looking for some dinner and as I walked by the church I remembered that the spire was a control point! Snapped a photo while I was at it too!

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Cold night walking about midtown manhattan..

It's still there! Church was well lit and the holiday spirit was in full swing.

It was cold and wet but I saw it :)

It was a little too crowded.

..eeeveee

Found this in good condition.

Found it.

Found it

Found enroute to an organ recital at St Patricks on a rainy evening. What a beautiful cathedral, not to mention a magnificent organ!

One of my favourite buldings in NY.

What a beautiful church. Only been to NYC twice, and we've stopped both times.

Bajabetty

Recovered

St. Patrick's Cathedral is a beautiful landmark

A beautiful church inside and out.

We logged this one on the way to the Museum of Modern Art.

Found with choir group

Spotted on a very beautiful, but very cold day on a recent trip to Manhattan!

Probably one of the prettiest benchmark locations I've ever seen... what architecture!

Mark recovered, walked by this a number of times on my recent trip.

Visitada St Patricks el 23 de diciembre de 2006.

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Catching up on benchmark logs from after Thanksgiving. Found in good condition.

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Still there. Found while in NYC

Found (again)during our most recent trip to the city. This building is absolutely gorgeous!

Stopped by at our New England + New York trip.

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Have been here several times before, but not as a geocacher. The picture I will submit was taken near sunset on a beautiful day in NYC.

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Spotted on a beautiful day while on a caching trip to the city.

Found in Beatiful Condition. I was rushing to get to a show on Broadway so did not find the other bm nearby. I'll come back again some day.

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Lots of fun today photographing historic buildings in NYC.

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St Patricks Cathedral spotted from the Rockefeller Center observation Deck. Took photo

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Out caching with Trendy Magic. Late entering as never got this logged when he did and he's just now pointing that out to me. Thanks!

one of many building as marks. NYC has made my caching/BM hunting something to talk about.

Seen at 10:45.

[This entry was edited by Team Garbas-Tyrrell on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 11:23:44 AM.]

Got this one on a lunch break - my first benchmark. Visiting from VA. GPS is having trouble in the buildings here.

We stayed at the Palace Hotel which is across the street, while my husband was on a business trip. I walked passed the church on many occations. I finally took a picture the last day.

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An incredible architecture. I can't improve on other's pictures.

easy one, still there

found after watching Broadway play. taken with Treo camera phone so not the sharpest picture. taken from Rockefeller Center plaza by skating rink.

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1st of 6 Benchmarks this morning. Not far from the hotel and quite easy to spot!

Spotted this from the ground and from Empire State Building Observatory Deck.

Found this benchmark together with vagabund from austria.
Just started geocaching on this US roadtrip.

only1 from austria

found it in the afternoon.

vagabund

Found the church spire,
best wishes from Germany

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Took several pictures last night in the fog. Will upload when I can.

Found today on a walk from Bryant Park Micro up 5th en route to Central Park.

Photo taken from plaza of Rockefeller Centre.

Greetings from England!

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photoSt Patrick's Spires

In town for business and only had time to grab a quick picture before rushing off to the airport. Plan to be back soon for some quality caching time.

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Found it while taking a walk with friends.

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photoOn a rainy and misty day

Found this while visiting New York and seeing Duke vs. Texas at the Meadowlands.

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Found in good condition.

If you've come this far, you should also check the 2 bench marks set in 1909-1912 by the New York City Board of Estimate and Apportionment. #824 (not in NGS database), a copper bolt stamped "B|M" set in the far left corner of the top step of the main entrance, and #825 (NGS PID KU1450), a letter "T" set in the grainite base stone in the left side of the first alcove to the right of the main entrance.

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Board of Estimate and Apportionment bench mark #824 at the far left corner of the third step at the main entrance to the cathedral.
photoBE+A 825, St. Patricks, 50th & Fifth, NYC
Board of Estimate and Apportionment bench mark #825 (NGS KU1450) on the left side in the first alcove to the right of the main entrance.

St. Patrick's Cathedral is a beautiful landmark right in the middle of the Midtown hustle.

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I guess you could say I have found this one as I have walked past it almost 2-3 times a week for the past 2 years!

Gorgeous, gorgeous. Always awe-inspiring to visit.

The inside of this place is the ultimate in Catholic churches. As a former Catholic, I was blown away by the self-dispensing holy water.

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Found it while visiting the area.

stopped by while on vacation

Found while walking NYC

This one comes with the find of KU1450.

Found as described!

As described.

Found as described. Spire still there and in very good condition. Description is adequate.

Found it.

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Both spires of Saint Patrick's, from Rockfeller Center, near the Christmas tree.

Walking up the Avenue, I found the station.

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The spire of Saint Patricks.
photoKU3989. Another view

Observed this today while walking around the area. I didnt bring my camera with me though so I didnt get a picture. My next trip into the city, Ill bring my camera.

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Standing SW of the Cathedral looking North Easterly at the Front. The Northern Spire is the Left hand on from this view point.

I was taking my (geographically distant) cousins on a tour of the city for the holiday season. This was one of the many things that we enjoyed seeing.

With my high school we visited New York and the St Patrick cathedral was one of our stop.

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A retrospective find, as I can't remember the exact date I was here I'll log it as todays date (June 14th), but I can remember it as 1996. A very impressive church juxtaposed between the modern buildings.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1903 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1903 (ATM) THIS STATION IS THE N SPIRE OF ST. PATRICKS CATHEDRAL, SITUATED NEAR THE SE CORNER OF FIFTH AVENUE AND FIFTY-FIRST STREET, BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY. THE OBJECT SIGHTED ON IS THE BASE OF THE CROSS ON TOP OF THE SPIRE. THE STATION IS A TERTIARY ONE AND WAS NOT OCCUPIED.
01/01/1932 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1932 (RWW) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION, AS ORIGINALLY DESCRIBED. THIS STATION IS IN MANHATTAN, ON THE E SIDE OF 5TH AVENUE BETWEEN 50TH AND 51ST STREETS, ATOP THE ST. PATRICKS CATHEDRAL. IT IS ATOP THE N SPIRE OF THIS BUILDING. STATION IS MARKED BY THE CROSS AT THE SPIRE-APEX.
09/10/1994 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1994 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

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  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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