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Air Force Academy Chapel
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Architect Walter Netsch/ SOM
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Location Colorado Springs, Colorado   map
Date 1956 to 1962   timeline
Building Type chapel
Climate cold temperate
Context rural campus
Style Expressionist Modern
Notes Massed like a phalanx of fighter jets shooting up into the sky.






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American Institute of Architects 25 Year Award, 1996

Sources on Air Force Academy Chapel

Ante Glibota and Frederic Edelman. Chicago 150 Years of Architecture 1833 - 1983. Paris: Paris Art Center, Musee-Galerie de la SEITA, 1986. NA735-C4C394 1983. interior perspective of organ, p169. p196. interior perspective of chapel wall, p169. exterior perspective of chapel, p169.

Johnson Architectural Images. Copyrighted slides in the Artifice Collection.

Alexandre Persitz, ed. "Chapelle De L'Academie De L'Armee De L'Air Americaine Colorado Springs, Etats-Unis", L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui. June, July 1961. Number 96. p78. drawing of transverse section, p78. drawing of main floor plan, p79.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.—



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