"It was standing-room-only for some at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, as a celebration of the end of major building work November 17  drew nearly three times the number of people organizers expected. .... Organizers had planned for 300 people to attend the event, marking the end of the latest phase of a 20-year repair and renovation project, [Dean Peter] Elliott said, but 850 people showed up". "With a cost of $9 million ($1 million of which came from the B.C. government), the latest 18-month phase is one of the most important elements of the decades-long project, which has a total budget of $20 million. One of the main goals of the project, a 'seismic upgrade' meant to make the building more resistant to earthquake damage, is now complete". "The most recent phase also saw the construction of a new bell spire of stained glass, containing four bronze bells custom-cast in France -- to the knowledge of church officials, the only stained-glass bell spire in the world, Elliott said".