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The Fish Church

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Harrison & Abramovitz
 
location Connecticut, Stamford
function church
contributed by george

Wallace K. Harrison was one of the great form-givers of twentieth century architecture. He said his work on the Fish Church in Stamford, CT was "The most satisfying job I ever worked on." His unique design uses 152 concrete panels, rising to a height of sixty feet, to support the structure. Set in the panels are 20,000 pieces of dalle de verre stained glass. With the Fish Church, Harrison answered his question ... "Have you ever thought what it would be like to live inside a giant sapphire?"

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The Fish Church
Address
Bedford St. 1101
United States
http://www.fishchurch.org/
Project is public!
Opening hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Weekdays
How to get there? 1.3 mile walk from the Stamford Amtrak station. First express stop for trains from New York City (45 min. ride) 7.3 miles and an eighteen minute car ride from the Phillip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan
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Completion 1958
Cost € 4500000,-
ArchitectHarrison & Abramovitz
Client First Presbyterian Church
 
Project ID 11784
Latitude/Longitude 41°03'42N 73°32'17W
Contributed by george
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