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Marilyn Moyer Meditation Chapel

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Identification

Marilyn Moyer Meditation Chapel
Meditation Chapel
148450

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
postmodernism

Usages

church

Facts

  • Constructed entirely of glass with an unobstructed view of the Cascade mountain range to the east.
  • Built of polished granite and glass walls.
  • Perched atop a 130-foot sheer jointed rock cliff.
  • KPFF won the 1992 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Engineers Council.
  • The cantilevered project has extremely limited access.
  • Front of chapel is a wide expanse of curved glass panels.
  • The glass panels are each 25-28 feet high.
  • Partially supported by a segmented precast concrete cross extending 54 feet down the cliff.
  • Opened on St. Patrick's Day 1991 and dedicated to Blessed Mary, Mother of Jesus, the chapel was built in honor of Marilyn Moyer.
  • The chapel is dedicated to "motherhood".

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Location

8840 NE Skidmore Street
8840 NE Skidmore Street
97220
The Grotto
Roseway
Central
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1
1991
$1,400,000

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