The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (domed roof building) located on the campus of The Catholic University of America in northeast Washington, D.C. photographed from Tenleytown in northwest Washington, D.C. on Thursday, January 14, 2010.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States. The Basilica is 459 ft long, 270 ft wide, 237 ft tall. Construction of the Basilica begin in 1920 and opened unfinished in 1959. To this day, the church is still technically under construction.
All though the Basilica does not have its own congregation, it serves the Catholic University community and holds masses, devotions, concerts, and pilgrimages throughout the year.
Open every day of the year, visitors from around the world (all most one million per year) make their way to the Basilica every day.
Photo By: Anthony Washington
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