Architectural Copper is Chosen for North Carolina’s First Cathedral

Architectural Copper is Chosen for North Carolina’s First Cathedral
13 Dec 2018

The Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, in the heart of Raleigh, is the first of its kind to be inaugurated in North Carolina. The designers opted to install a colossal 160-ton copper dome atop the church to not only crown the religious structure, but to provide a unique and meaningful symbol to the residents of Raleigh.

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral -2 Credit - Baker Roofing Company

Photo Credit: Baker Roofing Company

The massive copper dome, which stands at 88 feet and weighs almost 320,000 pounds, can be viewed from miles away around West Raleigh. It took about an hour to raise the dome from the ground and lower it onto the framework where it was secured to the rest of the cathedral structure. At the top of this dome there is a finial with a 50 pound cross that was blessed before it was installed.

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral -3 Credit - Baker Roofing Company

Photo Credit: Baker Roofing Company

The Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral opened fall of 2017 and is estimated to serve 2,000 worshippers at a time. Next time you’re in Raleigh consider attending a service or at least drive by to see this impressive copper dome!

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral -1 Credit - Baker Roofing Company

Photo Credit: Baker Roofing Company

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