Deconstructing the ‘Cathedral of Junk’

Deconstructing the ‘Cathedral of Junk’

The ‘Cathedral of Junk’ is Vince Hannemann’s brainchild. Since 1989, he’s amassed 60 tons of junk that he’s assembled into an almost 33-foot-high, two-story edifice in his Austin, Texas, backyard. The cathedral draws thousands of visitors a year who give donations to go inside. Now, the city wants him to bring it up to code.


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