The Junk Cathedral was created out of of unwanted objects by ‘Junk King’ Vince Hannemann, who has been working on it since 1989.
In 2010 the city of Austin forced its closure claiming the structure was unsafe and 60 tons of materials were torn down. To rebuild the cathedral Vincent was told he'd have to obtain proper building permits and approval from an engineer, which he eventually got and over 7 months he resurrected it with the help of volunteers.
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