Riverside Church
 

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490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY  10027

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: 212-870-6700

Borough: Manhattan

 
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Riverside Church, located on the Upper West Side, is modeled after the 13th Century gothic cathedral in Chartres, France. Construction began in 1927 with the first service held on October 5, 1930. The Nave seats over 2,100 worshipers. The 20-floor tower contains meeting rooms and the 74-bell Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon. The Carillonís 20-ton Bourdon bell is the largest turned bell in the world. The smallest bell in our Carillon weighs 10 pounds. The Riverside Church is 100 feet wide and covers two city blocks. The tower, rising to a height of 392 feet, is the first of its kind to serve a functional purpose, providing 24 floors for the congregation's programs. It is situated at one of the highest points of New York City, overlooking the Hudson River and 122nd Street. Check the website for information regarding tours that are offered.

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