Cathedral undergoing $4.6m face-lift

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Cathedral undergoing $4.6m face-lift

St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai, in the city's Xujiahui area, is undergoing a lengthy renovation. CHINA DAILY

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Address: 158 Puxi Road in Xujiahui area, Shanghai

Role: Seat of the bishop of Shanghai and headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Shanghai

Designer: English architect William Doyle

Built by: French Jesuits between 1906 and 1910

Accommodation: Up to 3,000 people at one time

History: Vandalized and used as warehouse during the "cultural revolution" (1966-76)

Other function: A famous tourist site in Shanghai

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