I found more photos of St. Augustine’s Cathedral’s transformation, with the coveted, before:
I have to say the first after wasn’t horrible but the after after is wonderful with two caveats. I don’t think the baldacchino was necessary and tends to clutter the sanctuary and confine the altar, although the new altar and tabernacle placement is an improvement over the before, before (original). I think things as they are without the baldacchino would have been perfect.
The second caveat is the bishop’s throne or cathedra. I like it except it is a bit to severe or big, especially its reredos. That could have been simpler. The ambo is a vast improvement and for cathedral’s in the correct side of the sanctuary (it was on the opposite side in the first after. I also love the “corona” over it. Splendid.
Here are even more photos of the renovation: