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The new admission charge also will come with more costs for the cathedral staff, including $50,500 in wages for new gatekeepers.

The cathedral will begin implementing the new admission charge in January and will conduct monthly reviews of revenue changes through June, when the staff will decide whether or not to continue collecting at the door.

Construction of the cathedral began in 1907 and was funded by donations from Episcopalians across the country. There is no steady revenue from the government or the Episcopal Church to fund the cathedral’s operation.

⦁ This article is based in part on wire service reports.