St. Peters Lutheran Church / School Campus

St. Peters Lutheran Church / School Campus

Austin Johnson
Lifting itself among the surrounding spires of first Christian, first Presbyterian, and first united Methodist church, the 186-foot copper clad spire of St. Peters Lutheran church provides a magnificent addition to the skyline of downtown Columbus. The structure so reinforced concrete, clad in brick and copper. The roof is covers with impermeable synthetic rubber, and the cone so overlaid with copper sheeting. Copper also overlaid the ribs between the skylights the bell and the spire. The interior of the sanctuary is an interesting blend of white flat and curved surfaces. Artificial and natural lighting maple furniture, limestone and maple liturgical furnishings and a verity of textures add to the interest. The well defined space of the inner nave gives the visitor the felling of being in a church and provides the setting for smaller functions such as weddings. Two off axis circles create an inner and outer sanctuary, drawing the congregation together. The north interior radius wall is accented with narrow, deeply recessed windows in pattern repeated thought the sanctuary, dominating the south area are massive fin walls, with windows stretching from floor to ceiling provide natural light. http://www.columbus.in.us/ for more information about Columbus architecture #bartholomew_county #church #columbus #indiana #Lutheran #School #St_Peters #St_Peters_lutheran_church
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