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Saarinen

North Christian Church

Columbus, Indiana

 

The church was built in 1964 and was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. This church was the last building designed by Saarinen before his death.

 

The building is hexagonal in shape, with a central spire which is 192 feet high. Below the spire, there is an oculus that admits light into the main level. The sanctuary is located at the center of the building, with the altar located in the center of the sanctuary. Rows of pews surround the altar in a hexagon, reflecting the idea that worship should be a central aspect of the life of the congregation.

 

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Taken on January 25, 2011