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Feb 06, 2011 13:34 |  #1

This building is coming up on its 50th Anniversary, and I wanted to start a thread for some of my images and others if they care to share.

The Cadet Chapel is the most popular man-made attraction in Colorado, with more than a half million visitors every year. Groundbreaking began on the iconic landmark Aug. 28, 1959, and was completed in 1963 at a cost of $3.5 million.

The Cadet Chapel's principal designer and architect was Walter A. Netsch Jr. A Chicago native, Mr. Netsch studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving his degree in 1943 and joining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was 34 when he completed the design for the chapel.

The chapel's aluminum, glass and steel structure soars more than 150 feet into the Colorado sky. Its 17 spires can be easily spotted from Interstate 25, several miles east.

(Info borrowed from Chapel web page)

The following images are three exposure HDR images created with Photomatix Pro 4.0, with additional processing done in Photoshop CS4 with Topaz Adjust, Denoise and Infocus:

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AFA Chaple Exterior (external link) by Mike Rogers 303 (external link), on Flickr

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AFA Chaple Protestant Chapel facing Alter (external link) by Mike Rogers 303 (external link), on Flickr

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AFA Chaple Protestant Chapel facing Pipe Organ (external link) by Mike Rogers 303 (external link), on Flickr

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Feb 06, 2011 14:10 |  #2

That is one amazing building. I didn't even know it existed.
Thanks for sharing your excellent pics.


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Feb 06, 2011 14:40 |  #3

Excellently presented....well done!


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Feb 06, 2011 22:25 |  #4

wow what an amazing building, and great captures!!!


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Feb 06, 2011 22:33 |  #5

likewise I never knew it existed... thanks for sharing... nice photos...


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Feb 10, 2011 23:01 |  #6

I just got around to responding - Thanks for all of the kind comments. This is an amazing building, and best of all its free to visit and photographer friendly. If you go during the off season you can have the entire building to yourself. At least thats how it worked for me and my brother during this trip a few weeks ago.


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Feb 10, 2011 23:08 |  #7

cool shots of a cool place!


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Feb 11, 2011 08:07 |  #8

Wow I never knew about this chapel nice shots




  
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Feb 11, 2011 15:36 |  #9

What a beautiful chapel. Nice shots!!


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