This is a bit of old Armenia writ large on Second Avenue. An adaptation of the small Romanesque churches of Asia Minor, its gold dome dominates the streetscape for several blocks uptown. The tenfoot bronze sculpture, Descent from the Cross, in the cathedral’s plaza is by Reuben Nakian. It is an abstract translation of the Rubens painting, Raising of the Cross, in Antwerp.
ST. VARTAN CATHEDRAL NEW YORK Photo Gallery