The most popular man-made attraction in Colorado is the Cadet Chapel on the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The architecturally acclaimed National Historic Landmark hosts more than a half million visitors every year.
The Cadet Chapel was designed to house three distinct areas of worship under one roof. The Protestant nave is located on the upper level, while the Catholic and Jewish chapels and one all-faiths room are located beneath it. This is a view of the Protestant nave.
The most striking aspect of the USAF Chapel is its row of seventeen spires. The original design called for nineteen spires, but the number was reduced due to budget issues…it’s the government so go figure. Groundbreaking began on the iconic landmark Aug. 28, 1959, and was completed in 1963 at a cost of $3.5 million.
This photo was shot with a Nikon D3 and AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 lens