Photos: The Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

The Gazette - Updated: December 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm • Published: December 19, 2013 0

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.

Click here for a photo gallery of the academy chapel.

Controversial at the time of its construction, the 17-spired academy chapel was built in 1963 for $3.5 million.

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.

Click here for a photo gallery of the academy chapel.

Controversial at the time of its construction, the 17-spired academy chapel was built in 1963 for $3.5 million.


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