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Events September 2015


The Fish Church Symposium — Inside the Giant Sapphire

September 26, 2015

Wallace K. Harrison was the first architect in North America to use dalle de verre (glass slab) stained glass in load-bearing walls. He described the resulting effect at the Fish Church (formally First Presbyterian Church) as “like being inside a giant sapphire.” This technique was repeated in hundreds of buildings throughout the world, only to realize that the beautiful windows would begin to leak approximately ten years after installation. The symposium will shed light on the causes of dalle de verre leaks and methods of preservation. Attendees will be treated to a tour of the church and its 56-bell carillon. In the meantime, let this drone show you around.

September 26, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
1101 Bedford St, Stamford, CT
Details and registration HERE

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First Presbyterian Church, Stamford, CT, Wallace Harrison. photo: DOCOMOMO US


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