This photo is dark, but this cathedral leaves much to be desired and surely needs some help:
This is an artist rendering of the proposed renovation of the same cathedral, with new supports for the "dome" so that the space around the sanctuary is not constricted by the original pillars that held up the dome, very cleverly done. However the look of the older dome over the altar is more appealing to me than the modern redesign of the dome itself--the first looks a bit more "timeless" and the new more trendy. I like the new look and the emphasis is on the the altar, ambo, cathedra, baptismal font and tabernacle and the tabernacle is well designed and promotes Eucharistic devotion.
It's hard to tell from a rendering what it will actually look like when completed, although this is a very nice computer generated rendering. I would like to see the bishop's cathedra to be a bit more cathedra looking and a good place for the chair of the lowly priest who is celebrating Mass in this facility.
I would also recommend making the altar longer so that beautiful candlesticks can be placed on the altar itself and in the "Benedictine style." However, with the crucifix hanging above the altar, there would be no need for an additional one on the altar.
I think we should move away from floor candlesticks but make sure the altar is long enough so that candlesticks on the altar don't clutter it.
I think the altar itself should be up at least one step more, or better two steps more, or best three steps more to allow for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to be celebrated on it and to allow for Ordinary Form Ad Orientem Masses.
I think places for those who desire to kneel to receive Holy Communion should be built in and an altar railing isn't out of the question similar to what is in the original church above.
But maybe it would have been better not to waste money on this particular building and just build a new cathedral like Raleigh, North Carolina. They know what they are doing up there!