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Thanksgiving Chapel, Dallas

Thanksgiving Chapel, Dallas

The Thanksgiving Chapel is located in the heart of the business district of Dallas. It is a must see, as you will have to look hard to find a chapel with more beauty and unusual architecture. It is definitely something you would not expect to be where it is.

The overall shape of the building is curvilinear, which means it is like a snail shell. It was designed to mimic the Al-Malwia minaret from the Great Mosque of Samarra Iraq, which was built in the 9th Century. There is a famous verse from the Qumran that has been inscribed on the wall. It says,

"Grateful praise is due to God alone, the Lord and Nourisher of the worlds” Astonishingly though, you will also find part of the 100th Psalm there as well.

The building was started in 1971, and was finished five years later. It is made of a white marble aggregate material. Philip Johnson was the designer. The stained glass ceiling is the real show stopper on the inside though; it is called the Glory Window. Gabriel Loire was the designer. The window follows the basic shape of the building. The location is so famous that a United Nations stamp memorialized it in 2000.

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Sight Name: Thanksgiving Chapel
Sight Location: Dallas, USA
Sight Type: Religious
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