St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne is one of the best examples of Gothic Revival church architecture in the world. It was constructed between 1858 and 1897, with the spires finally being completed in 1937. In 1974 Pope Paul VI conferred the title and dignity of minor basilica on the church. It is also the tallest church in Australia. The central spire is 345 feet high and the flanking towers and spires are 203 feet high. The building is 340 feet long on its long axis, 185 feet wide across the transepts and 83 feet wide across the nave. The nave and transepts are 95 feet high.