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North Christian Church (church (building); designed by Eero Saarinen (American, 1910-1961); posthumousl...; designed 1961, completed 1964 ...)
Note: The architect was working on this building when he died unexpectedly. Building has a hexagonal plan elongated along the east-west axis; it is a one-story building with the lower level nested in a moat within an earthen berm. The massive roof and spire rest over a concrete base. The sanctuary is located at center of interior space, direct light from oculus high in the ceiling and ring of clerestory windows. Six rolled steel arch legs are supported on steel arch bases set on the concrete foundation. The roof slopes on all sides; the central spire is terminated with a cross.
North Christian Church (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
church (building) [300007466] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, ceremonial structures, religious structures, religious buildings)

architecture (preferred)
Modern art

Creation Date: designed 1961, completed 1964

Creator Display:
designed by Eero Saarinen (American, 1910-1961); posthumously, construction was supervised by firm of Eero Saarinen & Associates (American architectural firm, 1950-1961) [preferred,VP]
architect Saarinen, Eero (American architect, designer, 1910-1961) [500006141]
architectural firm Eero Saarinen & Associates (American architectural firm, active 1950-1961) [500119694]
construction firm Repp and Mundt, Inc. (American construction firm, contemporary) [500329574]
owner Disciples of Christ (American religious institution, contemporary) [500329576]
Columbus [7013644] Bartholomew county (county), Indiana (state), United States (nation), North and Central America (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Address Note: 850 Tipton Lane, Columbus, IN 47201
Display Materials: hexagonal plan, concrete base, leaded copper spire, slate roof; welded steel buttresses support the roof and spire at the 6 axial corners
steel (alloy) [300133751]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, <iron and iron alloy>, iron alloy)
concrete [300010737]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by composition>, inorganic material)
slate (rock) [300011646]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, rock (inorganic material), metamorphic rock)
buttresses [300000891]
.......(Objects Facet, Components (hierarchy name), components (objects parts), <components by specific context>, architectural elements, <structural elements and components for structural elements>, structural elements, <supporting and resisting elements>)
hexagonal plan [300343770]
.......(Physical Attributes Facet, Attributes and Properties (hierarchy name), <attributes and properties by specific type>, form attributes, <form attributes for architecture>, building plan attributes)

Dimensions: spire rises 58.5 meters (192 feet)
General Subject:
architecture (preferred,isness)
religion and mythology (purpose)

Specific Subjects:
worship [300056005]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name), <religions and religious concepts>, religious concepts) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Built Works
Sources and Contributors:
North Christian Church........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-) accessed 11 November 2010
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... North Christian Church online (2000-) accessed 24 October 2012
English ..... [VP]
..... Architectural Record 136 (1964) 185-190
..... Columbus, Indiana (1980) 18
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