St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral (as it looked prior to Armageddon)

St. Patrick's Cathedral is a church in New York City. It is located on Fifth Avenue near Rockefeller Center.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

When the nuclear holocaust began, New York City was devastated by the attack and St. Patrick's Cathedral was among the buildings that were destroyed. By 3979, the mutated survivors made St. Patrick's

Inside the Cathedral

Cathedral their spiritual center. The crosses on the doors were turned upside down to form the Sign of the Bomb and standing at the altar was the Alpha-Omega Bomb, the "Holy Weapon of Peace". That same year, an ANSA astronaut known as Brent arrived in search of one Colonel George Taylor. When the Gorilla Armada led by Ursus arrived, Taylor was shot and activated the Alpha-Omega Bomb, destroying the Forbidden Zone as well as the entire planet.


  • Barbra Streisand can be seen in the 1969 film Hello, Dolly! dancing in the plush 'Harmonia Gardens Restaurant', the set of which was sprayed with liberal amounts of polyurethane foam to become the mutant's 'Cathedral' in Beneath the Planet of the Apes.[1] Art director William Creber explained the process: "The church in 'Beneath' was purposely asymmetrical and off balance. That was a tough set, and I had a lot of help from many people on it. We used a standing set, the 'Harmonia Gardens' from 'Hello, Dolly!', and revamped it, spraying all over it with foam."[2]

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