Inside the Great Sapphire: Experience a Modernist Sacred Space


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Soaring space and jeweled light give medieval cathedrals their breath-taking effect. The Fish Church's architect, Wallace K. Harrison, was the first architect in North America to use dalle de verre stained glass in load-bearing walls to saturate the interior with magnificent color. His innovative contribution inspired hundreds of dalle de verre windows in sacred and secular buildings throughout the world. It is, as Harrison remarked, “like being inside a giant sapphire.”

Register now for the Inside the Giant Sapphire Forum-Dialogue taking place on Saturday, September 26,2015
Photo Credit: Robert Gregson
Despite their innovation and low cost, these windows began to leak just ten years after installation. Join the Fish Church Conservancy, the Highland Green Foundation, the Netherland-America Foundation, Historic Neighborhood Preservation, and the Northeast chapter of APT for an open dialogue and forum exploring the conservation issues surrounding the building. The event features international speakers and tours of the Sanctuary and carillon.
Cost: $48 (includes lunch)
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VIDEO: Drone Flyover of Interior/Exterior