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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.

Asking the Dean

Asking the Dean

Afterwards, I spoke to the Dean about the model at present under consideration. It was accepted by the last Synod as a preliminary plan, and a committee was set up to decide upon a final plan to be presented to a special meeting of Synod pencilled in for November.

This model differs considerably from the original, though the narrow nature of the section has limited the architects to basically the same ground. Glass and prestressed concrete will now be used, taking advantage of technological developments made since the 1930s. One of the most dominant features will be the glass frontage. The cruciform pillars have been reduced from the size originally considered necessary.

Several commemorative chapels, for which money was left, have been dispensed with, but what they were to represent will be incorporated into the design of the cathedral itself. The whole building will admit a lot more light than would have been possible with the original lancet windows. As yet, no satisfactory design has been submitted for the tower.