[–] Blood-is-Nature 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

How would you fund it? Who would build it?

Without usury. Masons who aren't free.

[–] Drkadrka 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

For starters I would make it fireproof, churches have a tendency to spontaneously combust in this day and age. Funding should come from the faithful, and if you do it right, so should the labor to construct it.

[–] KILLtheRATS [S] ago 

If it were to be done, it would be stone

[–] Drkadrka ago 

I was thinking cast aircrete with rebar reinforcement

[–] Piroko ago 

How would one go about building a cathedral in current times.

Probably rebar and slipforming. It would be interesting to try one with polished concrete mural. You'd probably need robots to pull it off but the result would be acoustically and visually amazing.

[–] AngelofDeath ago  (edited ago)

3D printer can do it.

Go to China, promise to preach the party line, they build it and pay for it.

DIG UP A BONE OR TWO, CLAIM IT'S SOME APOSTLE, PLACE A SHRINE IN THE BUILDING FOR THE DEAD MAN BONES, AND YOU HAVE YOUR CATHEDRAL.

Just remember, NO CATHEDRAL proclaims the True message of Yahweh.

[–] KILLtheRATS [S] ago 

Na.

[–] Jimmycog ago 

Call Kellog, Brown & Root, say put it here, as a T&M. Then stand back and sign the checks

[–] varialus ago  (edited ago)

Form a community and either tax them or collect donations. Then hire an architectural firm to draw up whatever it is you've got in mind and hire a construction company to build it.

Edit: There are of course countless additional details that would need to be worked out, but it's quite doable once you've got millions coming in.

[–] KILLtheRATS [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I agree. Are there specific grants or anything that can be obtained. I'm really only thinking about a small stone based 50' spire added to an existing building and a matching stone wall maybe 40'x 10'

[–] varialus ago 

I don't know about grants and such, but building pretty much anything is expensive for most folks, which is why mortgages are called mortgages.

[–] MaxineWaters ago 

Who can build an F-1 engine? We "lost that technology".