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Cathedral near Lake Merritt could stimulate urban uplift

Rebecca Rosen Lum

McCatchy-Tribune Business News [Washington]

Nov. 26–OAKLAND Light is the pivotal feature of the 110-foot high Cathedral of Christ the Light sanctuary. As the lakefront cathedral complex has taken shape, it has also generated plenty of heat.

The cathedral itself has been compared to a nuclear reactor, a basket wrapped in glass, an architectural symphony and by Bishop Allen Vigneron as “A great soaring vault.”

Architectural merits aside, Oakland’s business community says it is also helping to generate something the district needs: economic development.

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