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The front of the Church.
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A perspective view from the front of the Church.
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Three areas of activity make up the Church plan. In the next images, let's only look at the Church proper.
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The floor and base of the structure is a rectangle, measuring 100 x 142 feet, and is highlighted in brown.
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Rising above the base, the front, top and rear surfaces are composed of three joined trapezoids. The rear trapezoidal wall is shown highlighted in red.
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The trapezoid forming the top of the structure is shown highlighted in yellow.
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The trapezoid forming the front of the structure is shown highlighted in blue.
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The three joined trapezoids are highlighted together.
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The side walls joining the rear and front trapezoids are linear point-to-point, but in total create a curvature. The next few images attempt to illustrate this feature.
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A model showing how a side wall would appear if viewed perpendicular.
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The model is turned, showing how a side wall would appear if viewed parallel.
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When viewed diagonally, the side wall reveals more clearly its hyperbolic paraboloid geometry.
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The next several images show views of a miniature cut-away model of the structure. This is a perspective exterior view.
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A view showing the rear trapezoid and hyperbolic paraboloid side wall.
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Interior view A.
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Interior view B.
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Interior view C.
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A view showing the rear of the Church, as seen over the rectory.
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A perspective view from the rear of the Church.
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A view parallel to the front trapezoidal face.
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Upon coming into the Church, one enters a severely confimed space, due to the low-set balcony overhead.
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Continuing forward, the balcony begins to recede, and a little more of the Sanctuary and rear wall are revealed.
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After clearing the balcony, the fulll extent of the rear wall comes into view. It extends 85 feet above the sanctuary, and its enormity shrinks my persecption of personal space.
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The interior space is so large on a human scale, that the soaring columns on the back wall create a distinctive optical illusion as one moves across the Church. This view is from the far right end of the balcony.
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This view is from a point between the far right and center of the balcony.
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This view is from the center of the balcony.
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This view is from a point between the center and far left of the balcony.
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This view is from the far left side of the balcony.
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There are two stained glass windows under the balcony, one has blue-green hues -
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the other has hues of orange-red. The windows were awarded a gold medal by the American Institute of Architects. Thanks for watching.