Move over Notre Dame and Westminster Abbey, with your steeples and flying buttresses. There's been a reformation in church architecture and Colorado Springs is home to one of the best examples in the world.
The Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel, the most popular man-made attraction in Colorado, was named one of the top 10 most spectacular modern churches by Emporis, a Germany-based compiler of real estate information.
"Wherever one looks, church architecture is undergoing a process of upheaval," Emporis stated in a news release.
The academy is No. 10 on the list, but Emporis said that's no concern. The churches were listed alphabetically rather than quantitatively.
Controversial at the time of its construction, the 17-spired academy chapel was built in 1963 for $3.5 million.