Art: Spires That Soar

It is the first thing that the visitor sees as his car approaches the new Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, and it remains the dominating structure for as long as the visitor stays. The glistening spires, looming dramatically over the flat glass rectangles of the rest of the campus, seem almost transparent to the sun, so light that their tips look as if they were brushing the sky. No one can remain indifferent to the Air Force Academy Chapel: to some it has an awesome grace, to others a forbidding inhumanity (see color). This sort of controversy suits 42-year-old Architect...

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