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The cathedral had a temporary facade bricks laid in 1947. It was not until 1990 and the intervention of Bishop Vilnet to see accomplished the completion of the building.
A draft fašade sober and contemporary has been selected. Gothic architecture is to inspire visitors to the building to pick up, look to the sky and access.
Translucency of the marble that constitutes the central arch and rose up to let in light. This also keeps the front arches reminiscent of Gothic facades. Its architectural structure is completely independent from the rest of the building.
In the center, the opening of the nave consists of a pointed arch of reinforced concrete and stone stapled. This arch supports closed rosette Kjino.
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