St. Patrick's Cathedral was once a church in New York City. It was located on Fifth Avenue near Rockefeller Center. When the nuclear holocaust began, New York City was devastated by the attack and St. Patrick's Cathedral was among the building that were destroyed. By 3955, the mutated survivors made St. Patrick's Cathedral their spritual center. The crosses on the doors were turned upside down to form the Sign of the Bomb and standing at the altar was the Alpha-Omega Bomb, the "Holy Weapon of Peace".
That same year, an ANSA astronaut known as Brent arrived in search of one Colonel George Taylor. When the Gorilla Armada led by Ursus arrived, Taylor was shot and Brent activated the Alpha-Omega Bomb, destroying the Forbidden Zone as well as the entire planet.
- Barbra Streisand can be seen in the 1969 film Hello, Dolly! dancing in the plush 'Harmonia Gardens Restaurant', the set of which was sprayed with liberal amounts of polyurethane foam to become the mutant's 'Cathedral' in Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Art director William Creber explained the process: "The church in 'Beneath' was purposely asymmetrical and off balance. That was a tough set, and I had a lot of help from many people on it. We used a standing set, the 'Harmonia Gardens' from 'Hello, Dolly!', and revamped it, spraying all over it with foam."
- Forbidden Zone
- New York City
- Radio City Music Hall
- Queensboro Plaza
- New York Stock Exchange
- Grand Central Terminal